another fish story
This time, it may actually be GOOD news. After all the confusion (it's good for you! it's bad for you!) on fish and toxins, it was slightly reassuring to read this report from a recent medical conference. We'd heard rumblings of these findings months back but hadn't seen it laid out quite so clearly. A study in the Seychelles, where fish is a primary part of the local diet, discovered that mercury levels in women's hair did not correlate to any neurological damage in their offspring to date. So for the moment, pregnant women can enjoy the occasional (well done) tuna steak in peace. Until the next study....
More on the fish confusion from Marian Burros last week in the New York Times (registration required)