Consumers Advice Reducing Exposures to Methyl-Mercury in the fish we eat
In recent years the EPA and FDA have gathered collaborative information and advice on methyl-mercury in 2004 on shellfish and fish. The most important advice was for women that are pregnant; women who have become pregnant; such as nursing mothers; and young children to stay away from eating these types of fish because of high levels of Methyl-Mercury. By following expert recommendations, women and young children will continue to thrive and stay healthy and receive the benefits from eating shellfish and fish and can feel good that they have reduced their exposure to the harmful effects of methyl-mercury. The U.S. States Government also issued advisories to limit and avoid eating these type of fish caught from certain bodies of water.
The discovery of this evidence collected has created a long slow process in awareness to Americans that our food sources, Eco-and water-systems have been tainted by waste from corporate food companies. Such products as oil, toxic fumes and chemicals are responsible for these changes in our food and water. In a urgent response studies have been made on various alternatives such as Fish and Shellfish that contain high-quality protein and other vital nutrients, low in saturated fat, and contain omega-3 fatty acids. Followed by a well balanced diet Women and children can being to feel safe again what they are eating and pave the way for our food sources, Eco-system to be restored. Therefore there is no denying that most fish in our Eco-system have small amounts of Mercury absorbed into their bodies. It is such a very small amount that it is not a concern. Staying clear from the fish that have high amounts are the fish you need to stay away from that can effect your babies nervous system. For these reasons the EPA and FDA have advised all women with babies or who are are want to be pregnant to not eat these types of fish as follows.
OK TO EAT
- Canned Light Tuna
Choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish is easy, you may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of Albacore Light Tuna per week.
DO NOT EAT! HIGH LEVELS OF MERCURY!!!
- King Mackerel
Check local advisories about the safety of fish caught your local lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. If no advice is available, be safe and eat only 6 ounces (one average meal) per week of fish you catch from local waters, but don't consume any other fish during that week.
If you choose to follow these simple steps you can be assured your doing your part to create a strong healthy life for your children.