Making Contact

Making Contact – March 23, 2007

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Catch of the Day: Mercury

What’s the Catch of the Day? Mercury. It’s poisoning our waters, our fish,
our bodies and it isn’t going away any time soon. Each year tons of mercury
gets into our streams, bays and oceans. How does it get there, what does it
do to us and how can we protect ourselves?

On this edition, we go to the San Francisco Bay. Joined by a public health
analyst, we’ll talk to local fisherman, new moms, restaurant-goers and the
E.P.A. about mercury.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the As You Sow


Steve, fisherman; Eli Saddler, Northern California public
health analyst; Sarah and Kim, moms on pier; Linda and Margaret, PF Chang’s
China Bistro patron; Allan Hirsch, CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard
Assessment Chief Deputy Director; Lisa Rudman, National Radio Project’s
Executive Director.