Michael T. Morrissey

A disparity exists between what we read in the popular press and what researchers are discovering about the value of eating seafood.

Confusion stems mainly from two questions: "What levels of methylmercury (MeHg) exposure may cause demonstrable harmful effects for humans, especially the fetus?" and "When do potential risks of MeHg in seafood outweigh the well-documented benefits of seafood consumption?"

Two major epidemiological studies followed more than 500 families in the Faroe and Seychelles…

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