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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The main concern is mercury and the larger fish which eat the smaller fish concentrate the mercury and are more risky. Fortunately, lobster doesn't ea ... Read More
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Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lobster: Lobster, prawns, scallops, etc are safe during pregnancy. Many large ocean fish now contain unacceptable levels of mercury due to mans contamination o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some can be esp: Farm raised, wild salmon is healthier and has much less mercury.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
16 years experience General Practice
Esp if pregnant: Mercury is a metal that can interfere with cell growth. It is esp toxic for growing embryos or babies. The developing nervous system, lungs and kidn ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fish: avoid & limit: Avoid eating fish that are high on the predatory food chain as they have the highest mercury levels. Fish with very high potential mercury levels incl ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
It depends: Heavy metal poisoning can affect the nervous system both central (brain and cord) and peripheral nerves. Many other organ systems can be effected inc ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Low: It is low in mercury. Studies have shown that mercury contain in fish is too low to cause any clinical issues in humans.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Low, as rated by...: Branzino (european seabass) is farmed in nova scotia, canada. It is rated as a best choice by the monterey bay aquarium seafood watch program. One can ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Central nervous : Symptoms include: ataxia, dysarthria, paresthesiias, hearing and visual changes.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: A few fish meals during only one week won't make a difference. The mercury might be a problem if a person ate fish more than twice a week as an ongoin ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
In Peninsular: Malaysia, fish from the east coast have higher mercury levels than fish from the west coast. Predatory fish like tuna, Indian mackerel, dart & sti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
54 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It depends.: Breast feeding your child until the 1st birthday is in general good. If i were you, i would call your state health department and ask this question. I ... Read More
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