Posts Tagged "contamination"

The Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 in Health & Wellness

by Gina Solomon Some of the fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico are reopening. In fact, this week Louisiana reopened commercial fishing in areas East of the Mississippi. In the coming weeks, we can expect that many more areas will reopen to recreational and commercial fishing. I’d love to see the Gulf open to fishing, since I think it’s important for the economy and culture of the region to have a healthy fishing industry. But fishing shouldn’t reopen until it’s safe. One of my colleagues in the Gulf reported from a boat this week, showing dispersed oil lurking below...

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Chemicals in Popular Cereals' Packaging Made People Sick, Recalled

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 in Health & Wellness

by Anne Hart There are too many gaps in the nation’s food safety programs. For example, is the chemical compound, methylnaphthalene (methyl-NAP-tha-lene) found in many types of cereal packaging making you feel ill? According to the July 12, 2010 Environmental Working Group article, “Kellogg’s Cereal Recall: Health Risks from Packaging?” it is. The Sacramento Bee ran an article in the health section on the front page today, August 3, 2010, by Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post “On chemical risks, EPA often in dark: Cereal Recalls Show Lack of Data on Food...

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