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How much fish do you have to eat to get mercury poisoning?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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In brief: Small fish good

As a rule small fish contain less mercury and larger fish contain more.
Do not eat shark, king mackerel, tilefish. Eat up to 12 onces (2 average meals) a week of fish or shellfish lower in mercury. Good low mercury fish are: shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, catfish, . Check local advisories (department of fish and wildlife) for mercury load in your area.

In brief: Small fish good

As a rule small fish contain less mercury and larger fish contain more.
Do not eat shark, king mackerel, tilefish. Eat up to 12 onces (2 average meals) a week of fish or shellfish lower in mercury. Good low mercury fish are: shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, catfish, . Check local advisories (department of fish and wildlife) for mercury load in your area.
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