#SmartHealthTalkTopPick: Avoid mercury in fish. If you want to learn more about which fish are low in mercury and more sustainable because reproduce quickly go here: http://www.smarthealthtalk.com/sustainable-seafood-shopping.html (Good rule of thumb is bigger the fish, more chance of high mercury content). Find out how mercury get in fish: http://www.smarthealthtalk.com/1/post/2011/11/recycling-to-reduce-costs.html#.UnJydJRDppY
Many of us want to eat more fish, but we're worried about too much mercury. While all of us should be concerned, women who are pregnant or nursing need to pay special attention. A handy chart from Consumer Reports ranks fish by amount of risk in each species.
Are You Worried About Mercury in Fish? This Graphic Can Help
Mercury in Seafood :: Nearby anthropogenic sources, such as coal burning and mining of iron, can contaminate water sources with methylmercury (a highly toxic organic compound of mercury), which is efficiently absorbed in the bodies of fish. Through the process of biomagnification, mercury levels in each successive predatory stage increase.