"You're not going to die" from eating irradiated Japanese fish, said a professor recently quoted by The New York Times. "But we're getting to levels where I would think twice about eating it."

Comforting words! The Times goes on to note that it's safe to eat up to "35 pounds of fish per year containing the level of cesium 137 detected in the Japanese fish." And that figure, in turn, sparks some gustatory memories for commenter jossief:

I used to eat about 35 pounds of Burger King a year (or more). I'd think twice before doing that now that I'm a little older and wiser.

Burger King isn't exactly the same thing as nuclear fish. But jossief's miniature-memoir remark serves as a good reminder that we're all confronted with choices in life.

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