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“Fish Consumption Can Be Good and Bad”

According to the scientific literature, consumption of fish continues to have up sides and down sides.  It is no wonder that consumers are so confused.  An October 2012 study found, “Elevated mercury levels, which can come from eating more fish – depending on the fish species – were tied to a higher risk of developing symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness or inattentiveness (ADHD, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder ).”  Investigators found that 1 microgram of mercury per gram of a mother’s hair – about eight times the average levels found in similar women’s hair in another analysis – was tied to about a 60 percent increase in the risk of their child exhibiting ADHD-like behaviors.  Please remember that mercury has been implicated in autism as a result of the use of mercury containing vaccines.  Any level of mercury is considered to be toxic to human brain cells.  Experts recommend, “Staying away from ‘big fishes,’ such as tuna and swordfish, which typically contain the most mercury. Instead, stick to fishes such as haddock and salmon.”

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