Oysters actually have really low relative levels of mercury. The amount of mercury in oysters is about 3% of the amount found in canned albacore tuna.
The link below has a table of average mercury levels, if you ever have questions about other kinds of seafood.
Oysters generally lower amount of mercury that most other seafood. Below are lists of seafood that have higher mercury levels, and ones with lower and how much of each is safe to consume.
Most oysters do not have high levels of mercury. The American Heart Association cites that the amount of mercury in oysters is, in fact, below the level of detection.
For more information on mercury levels in seafood, please see:
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