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Mercury contamination of seafood is a widespread public health concern. In
fact, the Food and Drug Administration warns pregnant women, children and women
who might become pregnant to avoid the consumption of swordfish, shark, tilefish
and king mackerel because of their high methylmercury content .
It is well established that eating seafood that contains mercury is hazardous to
our health, especially for pregnant women and children. But with a lack of
health advisories nationwide, how are we supposed to make smart choices for our
families? The Got Mercury? calculator helps you make such choices; just enter
your weight, the seafood type, the quantity of seafood you will eat during a
week and hit the calculator button.
If you are eating multiple types of seafood during the same week, use the