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Should I be worried about mercury due to fish consumption?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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. See below:.

In brief: 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. See below:.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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.
Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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 pregnant women, young children/ infants, and breastfeeding mothers. Google "fish, mercury" and you will get several websites that have downloadable charts that tell which fish are safer for both mercury and pcbs (another toxin in some fish).

In brief: 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 pregnant women, young children/ infants, and breastfeeding mothers. Google "fish, mercury" and you will get several websites that have downloadable charts that tell which fish are safer for both mercury and pcbs (another toxin in some fish).
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