Tuesday, February 10, 2009

MERCURY: A FISHY TALE


We all know that oily fish is good for our heart and joints and those we should be aiming to eat more of it. But how many of us are being held back by the alarming headlines that warn of the associated risks? Alongside all the official advice to eat more oily fish, we see regular warnings about fish being contaminated with mercury and environmental pollutants.

Mercury contamination is still an issue in some larger fish. People under 16 and women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant avoid shark, swordfish and marlin completely and everyone else restricts themselves to one portion a week.

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