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I keep hearing that women who are pregnant should avoid fish that are high in mercury. Are there specific types of fish that pregnant women should avoid?
There has been a lot of press lately on the risks associated with high mercury intake, particularly to pregnant women. If a woman is exposed to high levels of mercury while she is pregnant, both she and the baby can be at risk. A high level of mercury during pregnancy has been linked to developmental delays and nervous system damage to the baby.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration recommend that pregnant women, those who may become pregnant and women who are nursing avoid consuming fish that are high in mercury. Their recommendations include:
Do not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury.
Eat up to 12 ounces per week of fish and shellfish that are low in mercury.
Be careful when purchasing tuna. Light tuna has less mercury than albacor...
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