8/1/2005

Science, not market share, should be the basis for determining safe mercury levels in fish, according to critics who say the U.S. government isn't doing enough to warn consumers about the problem. "Mercury is bad and fish is good. We needed to choose the right words that would give people a sense of knowledge without creating unwarranted fear," said former EPA Administrator Michael Leavitt, who now heads the Department of Health and Human Services.

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