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References

March 1, 2002

Focus Pocus: References

Burros, Marian. "Mercury in Fish: What's Too Much?" The New York Times. May 9, 2001.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2001. Blood and hair mercury levels in young children and women of childbearing age ­ United States, 1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. 50(08):140-3.

Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH). 2002. Division of Environmental Epidemiology & Occupational Health. Fact Sheet. Information for Connecticut pregnant women & children. A woman's guide to eating fish safely. Available online at http://www.dph.state.ct.us/Publications/BCH/EEOH/pregwomen2.pdf . Accessed February 4, 2002.

ENVIRON International Corportation. 2000. Report on "Estimated Usual Intake of Canned Tuna by U.S. Women Age 15-44," prepared for the U.S. Tuna Foundation. November 9, 2000. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5008a2.htm

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2000. Reference Dose for Methylmercury. NCEA-S-0930. External review draft. October 2000.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2001a. Consumer Advisory. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. An important message for pregnant women and women of childbearing age who may become pregnant about the risks of mercury in fish. January 2001, updated March 2001. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgadv1.pdf.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2001b. Rationale for issuance of revised advisory on methylmercury and fish consumption. Center for Food Safety and Apoplied Nutrition. February 2001. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgadv4.pdf.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2001c. Mercury Levels in Seafood Species. Tables of the mean and range of mercury levels in a variety of fish and shellfish. May 2001. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgadv2.pdf

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2000a. Memorandum of meeting between FDA and tuna industry. September 25, 2000. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgstak22.pdf .

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2000b. Memorandum of meeting between FDA and tuna industry. November 6, 2000. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgstak35.pdf.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2000c. Memorandum of meeting between FDA and U.S. Tuna Foundation. November 22, 2000. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgstak57.pdf.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2000d. Notice of meeting with Seychelles study researchers on methylmercury in seafood. November 9, 2000. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgstak54.pdf.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 1994. FDA Consumer. "Mercury in Fish: Cause for Concern?" September 1994, Revised May 1995. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgadv7.pdf.

General Accounting Office (GAO). 2001. Federal oversight of seafood does not sufficiently protect consumers. Food Safety. Report to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, U.S. Senate. GAO-01-204. January 31, 2001.

Macro International, Inc. 2000a. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Wednesday, October 11, 2000, 6:00 pm. Calverton, Maryland. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000b. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Wednesday, October 11, 2000, 8:00 pm. Calverton, Maryland. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000c. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Thursday, October 12, 2000, 6:00 pm. Calverton, Maryland. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000d. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Thursday, October 12, 2000, 8:00 pm. Calverton, Maryland. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000e. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Monday, October 16, 2000, 6:00 pm. Denver, Colorado. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000f. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Monday, October 16, 2000, 8:00 pm. Denver, Colorado. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000g. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 6:00 pm. Denver, Colorado. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000h. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 8:00 pm. Denver, Colorado. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000i. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 8:00 pm. Boston, Massachusetts. Moderator: Lynn Halverson.

Macro International, Inc. 2000j. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Tuesday, November 14, 2000, 6:00 pm. Calverton, Maryland. Moderator: Lynn Halverson. (Focus group location from personal communication with Alan Levy of FDA, Feb 5, 2002.)

Macro International, Inc. 2000k. Certified transcript. Food and Drug Administration. Health and Nutrition: Methyl Mercury. Tuesday, November 14, 2000, 8:00 pm. Calverton, Maryland. Moderator: Lynn Halverson. (Focus group location from personal communication with Alan Levy of FDA, Feb 5, 2002.)

Minnesota Department of Health (MDOH). 2002. Environmental Health in Minnesota. An expectant mother's guide to eating Minnesota fish. Available online at http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/fish/fishmom.html. Accessed February 4, 2002.

National Academy of Sciences. 2000. National Research Council, Committee on the Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury. Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury. National Academy Press. Washington, DC.

U.S. Tuna Foundation. 2000. Review of Mercury in Seafood. Presentation by Star-Kist, Bumblebee, and Chicken of the Sea to the Food and Drug Administration. November 6, 2000. Available online at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/hgstak36.pdf.

U.S. Tuna Industry. 2001. Yet another study shows omega-3s good for moms, infants! Press Reslease. December 10, 2001. Formerly available online at http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/011210/dcm005_1.html. Download PDF here.

Washington State Department of Health (WDOH). 2002. Fish facts for health nutrition. Available online at http://www.doh.wa.gov/fish/FishAdvMercury.htm. Accessed February 4, 2002.