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[ Mercury Guidelines For Pregnant Women Don’t Go Far Enough ]

(from The Oregonian)

If you’re expecting or breastfeeding, might want to lay off the tuna.

A new study found that almost 30 percent of pregnant women who eat a lot of fish had more mercury in their bodies than the level recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency. About 60 percent had more than even the most conservative recommended levels. 

The Food and Drug Administration guidelines recommend that pregnant or breastfeeding women or those planning to conceive avoid high mercury level seafood like tilefish, shark, swordfish and king mackerel; however they do say that women should eat plenty of low mercury species like salmon, shrimp, pollock, tilapia, catfish, and cod. That list also includes canned light tuna, which the new study says is a significant source of mercury in women’s diets.  

Click here to read more.


[ McDonald’s Moves To Eco-Friendly Packaging ]

Photo: McDonalds

Photo: McDonalds

(Courtesy of Mashable)

If you love McDonald’s and you love the earth, you’re in luck: Starting this month, MacDonald’s U.S. locations will be rolling out new environmentally-friendly carry-out bags, drink cups, and sandwich boxes.

The company has committed to sourcing all of its fiber-based packaging from recycled or certified sources by 2020.

Click here if you’d like to read more about the new packaging.