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July 17, 2007 / Tony

A sensible quote

The NY Times has a sensible op-ed piece about eating fish.  I particularly liked this quote:

But rational analysis doesn’t hold sway with the pregnancy police.

“Why take any risk?” they ask. The medical establishment and the culture at large have twisted logic around to the point where any risk, no matter how infinitesimal, is too much. So powerful is this Puritanical impulse that, once a health objection is raised, however irrational the recommended behavior, it’s considered irresponsible to behave any other way.

I couldn’t say it any better.  For related reading, see my post about some terrible advice a dietician gives to makes grilling “safe.” 

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