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Doctor insights on: High Mercury Fish List

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Which fish contains high mercury?

Which fish contains high mercury?

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 & stingray have the highest levels of mercury. Fried, grilled or barbecued, these fish have higher mercury concentration than if they are curried, steamed or boiled, because they lose moisture. The reference is http://www. Idosi. Org/wjfms/wjfms3 (3)11/8.pdf ...Read more

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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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Please help! What happens if we eat fish high in mercury too often?

Please help! What happens if we eat fish high in mercury too often?

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 including. There are some excellent reviews on medscape, harvard health letter, and nih and cdc sites. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: avoiding fish high in mercury?

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 include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin and white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, group, bluefish & chilean sea bass. ...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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Used to eat a lot of fish my mercury levels were slightly [email protected] does the body naturally detoxify mercury. I'm I at any risk.

Used to eat a lot of fish my mercury levels were slightly elevated@10 does the body naturally detoxify mercury. I'm I at any risk.

What lab?: Be very sure you know what lab is doing the assay. There are some disreputable labs in the "heavy metal" screening business that engage in non-evidence-based practices. The whole business of mercury in fish as contentious with much scaremongering -- one study showed kids in poor nations that ate more fish & had slightly more mercury were also smarter as (?) they got more protein. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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My husband & I ate lots of fish-sea bass a few nights, mahi-magi, etc on vacay where we might have conceived. Could high Mercury affect baby this soon?

My husband & I ate lots of fish-sea bass a few nights, mahi-magi, etc on vacay where we might have conceived. Could high Mercury affect baby this soon?

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 ongoing part of her diet during the past months or years (especially the higher mercury fishes). ...Read more

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I plan to breastfeed for few more weeks till my child turns one but ate some fish that might be high in mercury. Should I stop breastfeeding now?

I plan to breastfeed for few more weeks till my child turns one but ate some fish that might be high in mercury. Should I stop breastfeeding now?

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. If the mercury level in fish is very high potentially to cause long term organ damage, then you should stop eating fish whether breast feeding or not. ...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

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Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Lobster: Lobster, prawns, scallops, etc are safe during pregnancy. Many large ocean fish now contain unacceptable levels of mercury due to mans contamination of the sea. Fish can be a very good food during your pregnancy. One to two servings a week is recommended. The fish high in mercury are king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. Tuna is actually ok, but salmon would be a better choice. ...Read more

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Blood report tells SGPT - 68 U/L (N:5 - 35) SGOT - 29 U/L (N: 0 - 38). I eat fish everyday, suspect high mercury. Should I do hepatitis test?

Blood report tells SGPT - 68 U/L (N:5 - 35) SGOT - 29 U/L (N: 0 - 38). I eat fish everyday, suspect high mercury. Should I do hepatitis test?

No: Watch for few wks. It may be a lab error......some minor medication effect, if worsens....hepatitis is reasonable. ...Read more

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How long does it take to elimate mercury from fish?

How long does it take to elimate mercury from 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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Mercury as I know is found in tuna more than any other fish. Is that truth?

One of them: Tuna is one of them. Predator fish can develop very high levels of mercury. 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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Can you tell me how much time does it take mercury from fish to leave your body?

Can you tell me how much time does it take mercury from fish to leave your body?

Many months: According to the cdc summary, mercury half-life as measured in urine is 1-3 months. (http://www. Cdc. Gov/biomonitoring/mercury_biomonitoringsummary. Html) this means more than 99% will be out of the body after 5 half lives (5 to 15 months). ...Read more

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Would it be safe to eat fish, say, every other day even though they have mercury in them?

Yes: You might want to choose fish that are low in mercury. (farm raised catfish for example)
limit your intake of tuna and swordfish or other big fish that have to eat lots of little fish to survive. ...Read more

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Because of mercury content, how often can different types fish be eaten? Is it the same for fresh vs. Canned?

Fish mercury: Here is a link to a good guide, basically big fish has higher content than small fish, sardines are good, tuna is bad.

http://www. Nrdc. Org/health/effects/mercury/guide. Asp. ...Read more

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Does eating fish still have any health benefit with all the mercury that's in it? Is wild caught a better option rather than farm?

Does eating fish still have any health benefit with all the mercury that's in it? Is wild caught a better option rather than farm?

No evident harm: Mercury occurs normally in the environment. Overdose / toxicity scenarios are very frightening, but in studies of folks who eat a lot of fish with measurable mercury (faroes, seychelles, new zealand), nobody's been able to show an effect on the brain, and in some studies kids eating lots of fish do better, perhaps because of it, despite more mercury. ...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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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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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