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Should I be worried about mercury in fish if feeding my fmaily?
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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. Limit intake of yellow fin and white albacore tuna. Cont'd.

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. Limit intake of yellow fin and white albacore tuna. Cont'd.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Limit intake of Spanish & Gulf Maceral, Group, Bluefish & Chilean Sea Bass. **For healthier mercury levels try: Crabs, Crawdaddies, Haddock, Flounder, Salmon, Shrimp, Oysters, Anchovies, Herring, Mullet, Sole, Freshwater trout, Tilapia, Whitefish, Hake & Clams.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
We should all worry about mercury as it is a toxin.
Swordfish and mackerel are two that are known to be pretty high in mercury as is tuna. So the it is best to eat these kinds of fish no more than once a week. Try and get wild caught fish as much as possible. Look for fish that are not known to be high in mercury. Salmon is still a good bet as is sea bass, snapper, trout, grouper.

In brief: Yes
We should all worry about mercury as it is a toxin.
Swordfish and mackerel are two that are known to be pretty high in mercury as is tuna. So the it is best to eat these kinds of fish no more than once a week. Try and get wild caught fish as much as possible. Look for fish that are not known to be high in mercury. Salmon is still a good bet as is sea bass, snapper, trout, grouper.
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