Read This If You Worry About Mercury In Fish

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An article at ScienceDaily suggests concern about mercury poisoning from fish consumption is overblown. Fish didn’t contribute much at all to blood mercury levels in pregnant UK women. Fatty cold-water fish are good source of omega-3 fatty acids that are linked to health of mom and her spawn. But they also contain mercury. A snippet:

Speaking about the findings, the report’s main author, Professor Jean Golding OBE, said:

‘We were pleasantly surprised to find that fish contributes such a small amount (only seven per cent) to blood mercury levels. We have previously found that eating fish during pregnancy has many health benefits for both mother and child. We hope many more women will now consider eating more fish during pregnancy. It is important to stress, however, that pregnant women need a mixed balanced diet. They should include fish with other dietary components that are beneficial including fruit and vegetables.’

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