Pregnancy and Mercury Toxins

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There is some severe amount of toxins in tuna that can be taken by pregnant women. This causes some serious problems for the child because it’s being fed to her as well. This can also be done through breastfeeding your child. Many doctors will even promote women to take fish consumption because it may have some natural fatty acids that isn’t usually in other types of food. The drawback that many don’t understand or see is that there is a heavy dose of toxins in fish consumption. This causes developmental effects the unborn child if the mother consumes a high amount of fish. The mercury becomes present through anaerobic organisms that live in the ocean and the fish don’t really have  a way to get away from it because they can only live in water. 

Women shouldn’t be consuming excessive amounts of seafood while pregnant. It’s been suggested that women have no more than two weekly servings throughout the week. 



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