Saturday, April 08, 2006

There's more than just chicken here, my friend

Preservatives: We rely on them daily to keep our food and medicines fresh. Without them, unwanted microbes would thrive and we would constantly be fighting illness. But preservatives aren't perfect little angels, either. Things that are bad for microbes can be bad for us, too.

For the past few weeks, I've been working on a story about the controversy over the addition of thimerosal, a toxic mercury-containing preservative, in vaccines. While I'm not quite ready to share my story with you yet, check out this New York Times article that my friends Adam and Dave pointed out to me. It covers an eerily similar controversy. So how much arsenic did YOU eat this week?


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