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    Seafood: Are we eating to little or too much?

    Rhetoric:Eating too much fish can cause mercury poisoning.   Reality:The World Health Organization estimates that “a billion people rely on fish as their main source of animal proteins....

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    Tuna: A pantry staple or a fish to avoid?

    Rhetoric:Larger fish like albacore (white) tuna used in canned tuna are major sources of methylmercury in the diet. Everyone, but especially children, should stop eating canned albacore tuna and cons...

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    Fish during pregnancy: A baby brain builder or harmful neurotoxin?

    Rhetoric: Pregnant and breastfeeding women need to be careful about eating seafood because the trace amounts of mercury found in almost all seafood is also a known neurotoxin that could result in neu...

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    Seafood: A Healthy Choice or a Food to Limit?

    Rhetoric: The risks of methylmercury far surpass the health benefits of consuming even the minimum recommended amount of fish. Reality:“It is striking how much greater both the amount of the evi...

  • Health Blog

    Taking on Mercury Activism

    Scan the websites of deep-pocketed environmental groups and youll see dire warnings and ominous watch lists warning consumers about seafood. Comb through your favorite health and fitness magazines and...

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    The Sierra Club

    The Sierra Club, one of the nation’s oldest environmental groups, claims its mission is to “educate… humanity” about “the natural and human environment.” But the organization has strayed f...

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    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a political and litigation behemoth, uses scare PR campaigns and pseudoscience to influence government regulations. Although the NRDC claims to “conn...

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    Oceana

    Oceana calls itself “the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation.” What it clearly is not: a consumer health group. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be steering people away...

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    Mercury Policy Project (MPP)

    The Mercury Policy Project’s (MPP) campaign “to eliminate mercury use and reduce mercury exposure” is based on fear, deceit and science denialism. For publicity and political impact, MPP acti...

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    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) activists describe themselves as “pragmatic environmental advocates” who are “grounded in science.” But EDF lobbyists, “experts,” attorneys, celebrity talk...