Wednesday, March 3, 2010

what's good for you may be bad for you, and etc.

CBC News (Canadian Broadcast, that is) reports today on a lawsuit levied against a number of manufacturers of fish oil pills. It appears that levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are high enough to make for real risks for consumbers.

I'm not a toxicologist, but sometimes I would like to be one. I have found resources on the web that give me links to reports of toxicity from these compounds, but I'm not savvy enough to weigh the risks related to the exposure that is reported in the news article. How much is kind of scary, and how much is really scary? While the CBC gives me concentration data (hoorah!) I don't exactly know how to react to it.

Thanks to the Sightline Institute for pointing out the story via Sightline Daily.