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Mercury, Tuna and Pregnancy

Katharine Mieszkowski, in an article in today’s Salon (ad click through needed), infers a very logical question:
If the methylmercury levels found in canned tuna is as dangerous as Consumer Reports believes (they advise pregnant women not to eat canned tuna, regardless of whether it’s chunk light or albacore), then why is the USDA, through the WIC program, still giving nursing mothers vouchers that can be redeemed for cans of tuna?
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A little quiz for ya’

What’s wrong with this website?

A simple WHOIS can help fill out the picture a bit…

Registrant:
Center for Consumer Freedom
1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
US

Domain Name: FISHSCAM.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Center for Consumer Freedom ******@ConsumerFreedom.com
1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
US
202-463-7112

I’ve talked about Center for Consumer Freedom before.
This Political Action Committee was originally created with funding from the tobacco industry to fight bans on cigarette smoking in restaurants. They then turned towards fighting efforts by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to lower the legal allowable blood alcohol limit.

Now their website is trying to say that the “reference dose” of mercury that EPA, FDA and the National Academy of Sciences all say is the upper safe limit for methyl mercury consumption is not correct.

You don’t think that the CCF has gotten any money from the fish industry lately, do you?

Politics and Food. It’s whats good for ya’.

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