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Article – Mercury Levels in Different Types of Fish
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Consuming too much mercury is dangerous. Many of the waters of the world have become contaminated by mercury. The fish that live in those waters have mercury in the cells of their tissue. When we eat those fish, the mercury is absorbed into our bodies. This is
Learn more from the United States Environmental Protection Agency
So, which fish to choose and how much to eat? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tested the following species of fish for mercury levels and the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined the levels of mercury which are safe to consume. Recommendations are based on a 6-ounce serving.
Enjoy fish often. Choose varieties that have low-mercury concentrations, especially children and pregnant or nursing women. Try a new fish recipe!