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By Megan Johnson McCullough
Special to Village News 

Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks: Mercury in fish – dangerous or not?

 

Last updated 1/14/2021 at 11:31am

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Mercury in the air lands in water sources, and the fish people catch and eat then contain this substance.

Fish is definitely a great protein source that is light, low in calories and has little bad fat.

Consuming seafood is beneficial for the heart and even for neurological development. Yet there is controversy regarding the mercury that is found in fish which is in fact a toxic metal.

Truth be told, the benefits of eating fish far exceed the traces of mercury. Mercury is released into the air and when it settles, lands on the ground and in water sources as well. The fish absorb this substance through the water. The oldest living fish and fish that eat other fish contain the highest levels of...



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