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Doctor insights on: Branzino Fish Mercury

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Branzino fish high or low mercury?

Low: It is low in mercury. Studies have shown that mercury contain in fish is too low to cause any clinical issues in humans. ...Read more

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Is branzino a high or low mercury fish?

Is branzino a high or low mercury fish?

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 search their website for recommendations on any seafood. Same species of fish have more or less mercury, depending on where the fish is coming from. Good info at... http://www. Montereybayaquarium. Org//cr/seafoodwatch/web/sfw_factsheet. Aspx? Fid=384. ...Read more

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Is salmon-fish high in mercury?

Some can be esp: Farm raised, wild salmon is healthier and has much less mercury. ...Read more

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Why is mercury in fish on the rise?

Why is mercury in fish on the rise?

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 vessels catching more fish in the world, so there is more exposure to mercury. Still anotyer reason is due to fish at the top of the food chain eating others and concentrating mercury in them. ...Read more

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Is mercury in fish on the rise nowadays?

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 vessels catching more fish in the world, so there is more exposure to mercury. Still anotyer reason is due to fish at the top of the food chain eating others and concentrating mercury in them. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about mercury in fish?

YES: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read more

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Mercury in fish, why is it bad for your baby?

Mercury in fish, why is it bad for your baby?

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 and types of fish that are ok. In general, little fish like sardines, herring, mackeral are ok. Big fish, like halibut albacore tuna, grouper, king mackeral should be avoided while pregnant. ...Read more

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Mercury in fish, what are the effects on your body?

Mercury in fish, what are the effects on your body?

Neurological.: Minamata disease is the name for the effects of mercury poisoning on the body which are chiefly neurological. These include ataxia, numbness in hands and feet, muscle weakness, narrowing of the field of vision and hearing and speech damage. In extreme cases, insanity, paralysis, coma, and death occur within weeks of the onset of symptoms. Fetuses in the womb can also be affected. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce the amount of mercury in fish?

Is there a way to reduce the amount of mercury in fish?

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 the fish and cannot be removed through any process. It is best to avoid consumption of certain species known to have high levels of mercury. See http://water. Epa. Gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index. Cfm for more details. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mercury in fish?

What is the definition or description of: Mercury in fish?

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 mercury accumulates in the top predators.
Consult this site for more info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/tc/avoiding-mercury-in-fish-topic-overview#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is mercury in fish really an issue or just leftwing conspiracy?

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 everything political seems to have some other motivations. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about mercury in fish if feeding my fmaily?

Should I be worried about mercury in fish if feeding my fmaily?

Mercury in fish: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited. Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury. **fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish.
Limit intake of yellow fin and white albacore tuna. Cont'd. ...Read more

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How much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?

How much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?

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 should eat white tuna once a week or less, light tuna twice a week or less. Http://www. Consumerreports. Org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/january/food/mercury-in-tuna/overview/index. Htm no swordfish either: http://seafood. Ucdavis. Edu/pubs/mercury. Htm. ...Read more

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I am curious about mercury in fish. Is fish good for you or not?

That depends: Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin & white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, group, bluefish & chilean sea bass. For healthier mercury levels try: crabs, crawdaddies, haddock, flounder, salmon, shrimp, oysters, anchovies, herring, mullet, sole, clams & freshwater trout. ...Read more

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Should I stop eating fish while i’m nursing because of the mercury?

Should I stop eating fish while i’m nursing because of the mercury?

Nope!: In fact, many types of fish have high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, which will help the baby's brain development, so fish is a great thing to eat while nursing. Salmon, especially has high levels of these unsaturated fats. The breasts are good filters and less mercury comes thru in the milk than is actually in your bloodstream. Some do recommend eating no more than 4 oz/wk of tuna. ...Read more

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How much tuna is too much tuna in regards with the mercury in fish?

How much tuna is too much tuna in regards with the mercury in fish?

Mercury in fish: Some fish, however, contain high amounts of mercury -- enough to damage a fetus or newborn. That is why pregnant and nursing mothers must be very careful about the amounts and types of fish they eat. Young children should also avoid eating fish high in mercury. According to the fda, pregnant women and small children (under 6) should not eat more than 2 servings of fish each week. ...Read more

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Mercury in fish, why is it so bad for you? Should we never eat fish?

Mercury in fish, why is it so bad for you? Should we never eat fish?

Eat fish that tend: To have lower mercury levels. Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove or reduce the amount of mercury in fish at home?

Is there a way to remove or reduce the amount of mercury in fish at home?

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 the fish and cannot be removed through any process. It is best to avoid consumption of certain species known to have high levels of mercury. See http://water. Epa. Gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index. Cfm for more details. ...Read more

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Has there been any widespread documented health problems related to mercury in fish?

Has there been any widespread documented health problems related to mercury in fish?

Japan: An epidemic of neurologic disorders in children in minamata, japan was traced to consumption of fish containing high levels for mercury from industrial discharge. ...Read more

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Ate lot of fish (w/ high mercury) for 4 days 3 weeks before conception, once 2 weeks before, once (branzino) the weekend before. 30 weeks now. Mercury worry.?

Ate lot of fish (w/ high mercury) for 4 days 3 weeks before conception, once 2 weeks before, once (branzino) the weekend before. 30 weeks now. Mercury worry.?

The 3 good meals...: Basically you had three good meals over several weeks before conception and the fish may contain higher than normal mercury levels--a lb of fish each meal? I would not worry about it. Typically consuming large amount of mercury-contaminated fish over long period of time can accumulate to concerning levels, but 3 good meals should not be cause for concern--just becareful now. Congrats & good luck. ...Read more