Even so, the government needs to help consumers figure out which seafood is safer, an Institute report said.
"The confusion may have
scared people out of eating something that is beneficial for them and maybe for
their offspring," said Jose Ordovas, a
reports based on analysis of seafood studies were released Tuesday from both
The reports agreed that increasing media attention to seafood contaminants had obscured public health messages concerning seafood's benefits. Chemicals, metals, and harmful microbes can be found in seafood -- usually in different levels dependent on geographical region and species -- and the government issued a warning to pregnant women to reduce their consumption of certain species to reduce their risk of mercury exposure, but lead researcher of the Harvard study, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, said the American public latched onto this warning. (Read entire article)