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Do Benefits of Seafood Outweigh the Risks?

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Do Benefits of Seafood Outweigh the Risks?

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Do Benefits of Seafood Outweigh the Risks?

Do Benefits of Seafood Outweigh the Risks?

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A recent investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that local supermarkets sold seafood contaminated with unsafe levels of mercury. And the FDA recently warned pregnant women and children to curb their consumption of big fish — such as tuna — that contain high levels of mercury. How safe is the fish Americans consume?

Guests:

Michael Hawthorne, environment reporter, Chicago Tribune

Gary Myers, M.D., pediatric neurologist and neonatologist, Strong Memorial Hospital; professor of neurology, pediatrics and environmental medicine at the University of Rochester school of Medicine and Dentistry