Mercury from Fish Has Fewer Dangers Than Previously Thought

A study found that fish consumption has little effect on the amount of mercury in women’s blood

by Neil Wagner
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Sardines, salmon, tilapia and catfish are four common types of fish that are extremely low in mercury, as are scallops, shrimp, clams and oysters. Canned light tuna (not albacore) is also low but not as low as any of the fish or shellfish just mentioned.

The study appears in Environmental Health Perspectives and is freely available.

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