Consumer Guide to Mercury in Fish

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends the various types of fish that can be safely consumed using body weight size as a way to provide a more specific and effective guide to safe fish consumption. Although this guide is targeted towards pregnant women or women who are planning to get pregnant, this can still serve as a resource for any person.

The Mercury Calculator is an effective tool that requires only a few things in order to find out your mercury consumption levels through one week. Here is a list of the things you need to know in order to complete the calculator with the most efficient results:

  • Weight (in lbs)
  • A list of the types of fish you ate for a week
  • Number of proportions you consumed for each fish type
  • Portion size (Small: 3 oz, Medium: 6 oz, Large: 8 oz)

After filling out the quick list of questions, you will then be provided with your results and an overview of what your level means and resources for more information and necessary steps in the regards to your mercury intake. Check out the Mercury Calculator here: