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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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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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