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Mercury and Retail Fish

Everyone, including pregnant women should eat fish and shellfish. Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating at least 2 servings of fish each week (total of 150 grams or 5 ounces) because of the excellent nutritional value.

However, there is a concern about mercury in seafood. Most seafood contains only a tiny amount of this substance. Men and women who are not in their childbearing years should enjoy a variety of fish, but should limit high mercury fish to 1 serving per week.

We can all safely enjoy fish and shellfish in our diets by being aware of the types of seafood to limit or avoid!

Where can I find more information?

For more information and to speak to a public health professional, call Health Connection Monday to Friday at 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) and review the following resources:

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