What Women Should Know About Mercury In Fish - Summary from EWG.org


EWG does a lot of work around researching toxicity levels in our food and home products. This is a great list to help you in the fish department.

AVOID IF PREGNANT:

  • Shark

  • Swordfish

  • King mackerel

  • Tilefish

  • Tuna steaks

  • Canned tuna

  • Sea bass

  • Gulf Coast Oysters

  • Marlin

  • Halibut

  • Pike

  • Walleye

  • White croaker

  • Largemouth bass

 

EAT NO MORE THAN ONE SERVING FROM THIS LIST PER MONTH:

  • Mahi mahi tuna

  • Blue mussel

  • Eastern oyster

  • Cod

  • Pollock

  • Great Lakes salmon

  • Gulf Coast blue crab

  • Channel catfish (wild)

  • Lake whitefish

LOWEST IN MERCURY (recommended) :

  • Blue crab (mid-Atlantic)

  • Croaker

  • Fish Sticks

  • Flounder (summer)

  • Haddock Trout (farmed)

  • Salmon (wild Pacific)

  • Shrimp *

* Shrimp fishing and farming practices have raised serious environmental concerns.
** Farmed catfish have low mercury levels but may contain PCBs in amounts of concern for pregnant women.

Data From The 1970s Show High Concentrations (No Recent Data Available)

  • Porgy

  • Orange Roughy

  • Snapper

  • Lake Trout

  • Bluefish

  • Bonito

  • Rockfish

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