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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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