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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
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