Navigation Links
New Evidence Highlights Dangers of Mercury Toxicity in Fish
Date:10/8/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jane Hightower -- widely acknowledged as the first US physician to recognize low-level mercury poisoning in patients who regularly consume certain types of fish -- today released new evidence showing that the FDA has failed to inform and protect the public from the risks of mercury poisoning due to consumption of certain types of seafood. Dr. Hightower has released a new book, Diagnosis: Mercury: Money, Politics, and Poison, which is widely available in stores starting October 7, 2008.

"Common sense says that if you are not feeling well, and are eating poison, then stop eating it and see if you feel better," said Dr. Hightower. "The problem is that we are not given enough information about just how much mercury is in the fish that is widely available in stores and restaurants. Most American consumers are simply unaware that the fish they eat could be making them sick."

Using newly available legal testimony and investigative research into the source of the scientific data that inform the FDA's mercury consumption guidelines, Dr. Hightower has pulled together information that should concern everyone in the United States.

The FDA's current mercury consumption guidelines are rooted in a study of the victims of a mass methylmercury poisoning in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. While researchers from the University of Rochester and the World Health Organization wrote articles about the effects of mercury on these victims, Dr. Hightower shows that their conclusions were based on data provided by one of Hussein's government allies. And this associate in Iraq's health ministry -- who oversaw the study of Iraqi victims of mercury toxicity -- has recently revealed that he withheld information from researchers, information that might have shown severe effects at much lower levels of exposure.

When the FDA and the swordfishing giant Anderson Seafood Inc. went to court in the mid-1970s over the FDA's consumption g
'/>"/>

SOURCE Island Press
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Evidence-Based Investing: M.D. Turned Financial Advisor Diagnoses What Ails Most Investors
2. DIA Conference to Provide New Paradigms in Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Technology Assessment
3. First Comprehensive Reference on Evidence-Based Design Published
4. Louisiana May Mandate Fluoridation Despite Evidence of Harm
5. Experts from 10 countries develop first evidence-based definition of lifelong premature ejaculation
6. Researchers find first conclusive evidence of Alzheimers-like brain tangles in nonhuman primates
7. New Evidence Provides Clinicians With Better Tools to Help Smokers Quit
8. Antidepressants do work in depression while evidence for CBT is poorer say experts
9. Evidence that stun guns may stimulate the heart
10. Promising early evidence of the superior benefits of drug therapy for diabetic eye disease
11. Experts Agree There is No Scientific Evidence of Health Risks in New Jersey Synthetic Turf Fields
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... Park City, Utah (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... Solution, published new information on why to switch employees ... Benefits, though many employees may be more familiar with ... individual health insurance that makes employees happier. , ... employees are happier with individual health insurance rather than ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Mary Ann Thompson and Mathieu Nikel decided it was time to ... their son, Isaac, said there was only one choice for them ... 2001 when Thompson was an undergraduate student and needed a French ... time, was French and so she asked him. , ... when she was 7 years old. Nikel is originally from ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Active Aging ... and older as fully participating members of society and ... To celebrate, The Stafford – a boutique retirement community ... – will host two screenings of Cyber-Seniors - a ... for our residents to watch this great film,” says ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... world have issued a plea to researchers, academics, drug ... research and clinical trials for advanced breast cancer, a ... there are many unanswered questions. , In the latest ... cancer, published simultaneously in the leading cancer journals ... [1] today (Friday), the experts say that further research ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Memorial ... made history this week by performing the first ever, ... UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) approval to launch ... one of only two programs in South Florida. ... Dr. Enrique Gongora, Medical Director of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Why Employees Are Happier with Individual Health Insurance 2Health News:For The First Time in Over a Decade Mercy College Alumni Marry at College 2Health News:In Support of Active Aging Week, a Lake Oswego Retirement Community Will Get a Sneak Peek at an Inter-Generational Documentary – Cyber-Seniors 2Health News:Experts issue plea for better research and education for advanced breast cancer 2Health News:Experts issue plea for better research and education for advanced breast cancer 3Health News:Experts issue plea for better research and education for advanced breast cancer 4Health News:Experts issue plea for better research and education for advanced breast cancer 5Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 2Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 3Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 4
... Reporter , MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Eating ... salmon, may significantly lower a young woman,s risk of ... that women of childbearing age who never ate fish had ... often, and a 90 percent higher risk than women who ...
... has seen a dramatic increase in the presence of ... the stigmatized stereotype of gays into a new, socially ... marketing strategy affects the way gays understand themselves and ... explains Wan-Hsiu Sunny Tsai, assistant professor of advertising at ...
... By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... epilepsy drug valproate have a nearly three times higher ... finds. Researchers in Denmark used national birth data ... between 1996 and 2006 to 428,000 women. Using a ...
... , MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A ... in the teenage brain. The research found that teens who,ve ... contains brain cells -- in some areas of the brain ... involved in the study had a history of abuse or neglect. ...
... Ky. -- University of Kentucky researchers recently received a ... in Appalachia. The grant gives the team $225,000 ... additional years that could total $675,000. It is funded ... the UK-based Rural Cancer Prevention Center. Published studies ...
... Respirology reveals that dust storms have an adverse ... known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dust storms ... dust that travels long distances from North China. The concentrations ... 10 micrometerscan reach very high levels. Researchers led by ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women 2Health News:Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women 3Health News:How advertising shapes the image of gayness in America 2Health News:Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study 2Health News:Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study 3Health News:Abuse in Childhood May Alter Teen Brain 2Health News:University of Kentucky researchers awarded CDC grant to study cancer survival in Appalachia 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014   3D Systems   ... the Simbionix RobotiX Mentor™ , a new robotic surgery ... the first time at the ERUS exhibition in ... (booth #7). Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery represents a ... means the needs for training for robotic surgery has increased, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... After 6 months of careful research ... - the new programme for the next Cool Chain & ... global Cool Chain series, has just been released! ... As the lines between supply chain, logistics, QA and purchasing ... is broad and yet specific, focused and yet accessible, inclusive ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... new expert panel report, Improving Medicines for Children ... by the Council of Canadian Academies, addresses the importance ... year about half of Canada,s ... Much of this prescribing is done off-label (i.e. the ... risks. Children have historically been excluded in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:3D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 23D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 3Europe's Biggest and Longest-Running Gathering of Life Sciences Logistics, Supply Chain & QA Professionals 2Studying medicines in children is always possible and is in their best interest, finds Expert Panel 2Studying medicines in children is always possible and is in their best interest, finds Expert Panel 3
... Sept. 10 National Jewish Health and,Roche ... to pursue,opportunities in the growing field of ... expertise in clinical testing,and care for patients ... technology to bring new diagnostic solutions to,the ...
... September 10 Circassia Ltd, a,specialty biopharmaceutical ... announced positive results from a phase II ... the field of cat allergy.,The trial showed ... to the allergen that causes most cat ...
Cached Medicine Technology:National Jewish Health and Roche Diagnostics Corporation Reach Agreement to Pursue Environmental Molecular Diagnostics Opportunities 2Circassia Achieves Successful Phase II Clinical Results With Toleromune(R) Anti-Allergy Technology 2Circassia Achieves Successful Phase II Clinical Results With Toleromune(R) Anti-Allergy Technology 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: