Is there enough mercury in fish to hurt pregnant moms?



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    In general there is not enough mercury in all fish and shellfish to endanger a pregnant woman. Some fish species have much higher concentrations of mercury in them and should be avoided if pregnant. These include shark, tuna, all bill-fish, king mackerel and other high level predators. This is due to biomagnification, meaning that if a fish is high on the food chain it will sequester a magnified amount of toxins.

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    There is definitely enough mercury is certain fish that pregnant mothers should avoid at all costs.  There is enough mercury in the following to affect brain development in unborn children:  grouper, marlin, orange roughy, tilefish, swordfish, shark and mackerel.

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