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Pregnant Women Warned--Mercury in Fish can Damage Infants' Brains

I have been warning of the dangers of mercury in fish for years now. This is a problem for the general population but is esepcially dangerous to pregnant women and infants because methylmercury is particularly toxic when the nervous system and brain are still developing. Now the EU's food safety authority is warning that pregnant women should limit consumption of swordfish and tuna due to high mercury levels, which can cause brain damage in unborn children. They said consumers were close to reaching safe intake levels for the toxin.

Yahoo! News March 18, 2004

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