Oswego Fish

The World

Aside Lake Ontario lies the small city of Oswego, New York where the economy has turned to sports fishing tourism. Despite warnings that contaminants from industrial waste have rendered fish from the Great lake a dietary health hazard, some local people eat the fish because they’re free. Over recent years a study has been conducted comparing the development of newborn and infant children whose mothers eat a diet including Lake Ontario fish, to those who don’t. Brenda Tremblay reports on the study’s findings which is seeing a correlation between eating fish and lowered average I.Q.’s, and some scientists fear the childrens’ endocrine systems are being disrupted by toxins in the fish.

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