Pregnant women on the hook for calculating risks, benefits of fish

Guidelines for maximizing omega-3 fats, minimizing mercury leave the math to the consumer

And we’re back for the latest edition of Don’t Eat That! This episode covers the FDA’s recent draft report that’s intended to clear the muddy waters on fish for pregnant and nursing women.

It’s a scaly subject: Fish is a wonderfood, packed with protein and brain-building omega-3 fats. But many fish are also packed with the toxic metal methylmercury. Most of our waterways are polluted with mercury from natural sources such as volcanoes and unnatural sources such as coal plants. Small fish feed ...

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