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Is there a way to reduce the amount of mercury in fish?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: No
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: No
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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