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what is mercury in fish

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Likely pollutants.: Because of the chemical wastes dumped into rivers and lakes, etc. For many decades, there is more mercury in fish. Also, there are many more fishing ... Read More
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
18 years experience Dentistry
Pollutants: More than likely it is due to pollution of the water supply.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Likely yes.: Because of the chemical wastes dumped into rivers and lakes, etc. For many decades, there is more mercury in fish. Also, there are many more fishing ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sadly yes: Some of the most delectible predatory fish should now be avoided due to mercury content. Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
48 years experience Pediatrics
Depends.: Mercury from eating fish can be a problem, but there are ways to keep it to a minmum or safe level. Certain groups should be more careful, including p ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Toxic to nervous sys: Mercury can be toxic to the nervous system, . Especially an undeveloped, immature one. Good idea to limit intake. Cdc has recommendations re: amounts ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Neurological.: Minamata disease is the name for the effects of mercury poisoning on the body which are chiefly neurological. These include ataxia, numbness in hand ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
35 years experience Travel Medicine
Can't remove mercury: Mercury increases throughout the food chain and is in largest concentrations in carnivorous fish. ('bioaccumulation') the mercury is in the flesh of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What is says: Mercury is released into the air from industrial activities, mostly burning of coal. It is take up by marine organisms that are then eaten by fish and ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Mercury...: It poisonous to the human body. Mercury levels in various foods will accumulate in the body and can cause harm. I don't know about a conspiracy but ev ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: We should all worry about mercury as it is a toxin. Swordfish and mackerel are two that are known to be pretty high in mercury as is tuna. So the it i ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mercury in tuna: Mercury in canned tuna is higher in white than in light tuna. Pregnant women shouldn't eat any, and potentially pregnant women and young children shou ... Read More

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