FDA Advisory on Methyl Mercury in Fish
According to the FDA, nursing mothers, pregnant women, women of childbearing age, and young children should not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and
titlefish, which may contain high levels of methyl mercury, harmful to the developing nervous system.
Mercury gets into the fish’s system from
atmospheric pollution mixing with salt water. Since seafood is important for things like iodine, it is recommended that those at risk eat 12 ounces
per week of other types of cooked fish.
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