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Does fish contain mercury?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • pretty mama is %100 wrong.

    Wild fish are the ones that contain mercury. The larger the fish, the more mercury it will contain. Fish who have the largest mercury content are large fish who eat other semi large fish. It builds up in their body's. Small fish do not have as much mercury, & farm raised fish have the LEAST amount of mercury.

    As for Tuna, eat Chunk light....they come from a smaller tuna w/ less mercury content. Albacore tuna, & solid white tuna have more mercury in them. Salmon is GREAT, very little to NO mercury levels at all. You just have to do a lil research.....but don't stop eating fish, it's very good for you!
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 1:35 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Yes, some can, which is why when pregnant you should avoid large amounts of predatory fish, such as tuna and shark.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I believe only farmed raised fish contain mercury, wild caught do not, I could be wrong though, I'm not really 100% sure.
    prettymama0607

    Answer by prettymama0607 at 12:33 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Yes, some more than others. The one thing to watch out for is when you're preggo b/c you don't want to overdue it and ingest too much mercury. One rule of thumb, however, is that farm-raised fish will often contain much more than wild-caught fish would. You can look up with types of fish have more mercury, which less.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Every summer they do a mercury test on the river that I live by.(The Ohio River) There is a amount of mercury in the fish that is in this river.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 12:58 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Yes, both farmed and wild caught fish can contain low-high levels of mercury. Here is a statement from the FDA:

    http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm108664.htm
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:08 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • i must add though

    Farm raised fish is not AS good for you, & they don't taste as good. They are given anti biotics & vitamins & all kinds of other wierd stuff. I would stick to eating wild fish, just choose them wisely!
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 1:38 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

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