Mercury and Fish Consumption
"Eating contaminated fish is the major source of human exposure to methylmercury. Until mercury contamination can be reduced, sensitive groups in the population can best protect their health by avoiding certain kinds of fish and eating other kinds of fish instead."
What do we know about mercury exposure and fish consumption?
Anywhere between three and 15 million people in Europe have mercury levels around one of the recommended upper safety limits, and a percentage of these people have levels ten times as high. This is a level at which there are clear neurodevelopmental effects.
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Last updated on 14 June 2011
- Mercury and Fish Consumption (PDF – 196.8 kb)