RE "PIVEN case reinforces mercury warnings" (Op-ed, Jan. 26): Scientists who address a public health issue have an obligation to be well-versed in the latest research.
On Jan. 21, the Food and Drug Administration released a landmark, peer-reviewed draft report that exhaustively weighs the risks of eating fish against the risks of not eating fish.
Omitting the findings of this independent, federally funded study, as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists did, does a disservice to your readers. Here are some of the highlights absent from their op-ed:
It is disappointing to see scientists from the venerable Woods Hole institution ignore these findings that clearly relate to an important public health message about the safety and healthfulness of seafood.
Director of media relations
National Fisheries Institute