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BRAIN FOOD: WHAT WOMEN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MERCURY IN FISH

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LOWEST IN MERCURY

 

NO MORE THAN ONE SERVING FROM THIS LIST PER MONTH

 

AVOID IF PREGNANT

Trout (farmed)
Catfish (farmed)
Shrimp *
Fish Sticks
Flounder (summer)
Salmon (wild Pacific)
Croaker
Blue crab (mid-Atlantic)
Haddock

 

Canned tuna
Mahi mahi
Blue mussel
Eastern oyster
Cod
Pollock
Salmon from the Great Lakes
Blue crab from the Gulf of Mexico
Channel catfish (wild)
Lake whitefish

 

Shark
Swordfish
King mackerel
Tilefish
Tuna steaks
Sea bass (Grouper)
Gulf Coast Oysters
Marlin
Halibut
Pike
Walleye
White croaker
Largemouth bass

DATA FROM THE 1970'S SHOW HIGH CONCENTRATIONS (NO RECENT DATA AVAILABLE)

* Shrimp fishing and farming practices have raised serious environmental concerns.

Porgy
Orange Roughy
Snapper
Lake Trout
Bluefish
Bonito
Rockfish

       

Source: Brain Food: What Women Should Know About Mercury in Fish
U.S. Pirg/Environmental Working Group April 2001
www.pirg.org/toxics/reports/brainfood/

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