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An Interview with Dr. Philip Landigan, Mercury Expert: By Molly Rauch, Moms Clean Air Force While

An Interview with Dr. Philip Landigan, Mercury Expert: By Molly Rauch, Moms Clean Air Force While

By Molly Rauch, Moms Clean Air Force While researching my blog series on mercury , I kept reading about “mixed results” of epidemiological research on mercury, with the implication that we can’t be sure whether methylmercury exposure from eating fish is harming children. I decided to get to the bottom of this and some other questions by talking with Philip Landrigan , a pediatrician and Dean of Global Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he also directs the Children’s Environmental Health Center . Dr. Landrigan is an expert on children’s environmental health, and has written extensively about the health effects of exposure to mercury, lead, and other chemicals in the environment. (Full disclosure: back in the era of my personal history that I refer to as B.C. — Before Children — as luck would have it, I had the great privilege of working for Dr. Land...

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