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FDA Recommends More ‘Low-Mercury’ Fish for Moms to Boost Omega-3s

by Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society:

Over the past few decades, women have taken heed to warnings about mercury toxicity and fish consumption. But now the Food and Drug Administration says many are going too far, missing out on important nutrients present in fish out of fear of passing mercury to their unborn children. The FDA has since released new advice, telling women it’s not only OK to eat low-mercury fish, but that it’s important.

As NPR’s The Salt reports, the new advice suggests women get eight to 12 ounces of fish per week, or two to three servings. Young children should also get two to three servings, according to the agency.

They say the benefits outweigh the risks in mercury levels of fish like canned light tuna, salmon, tilapia, and cod.

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