What You Should Know If You Are:
|Fish are an excellent source
of protein, minerals and vitamins and play a role in maintaining a healthy, well-balanced
However, did you know that some fish can contain harmful contaminants? This is a special concern if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, nursing a baby, or have a young child. Contaminated fish may not look, smell, or taste different. But they can still harm you -- and your child.
You can still get the benefits of eating fish by wisely choosing:
This page includes more details about these recommendations. However, you should also discuss fish consumption with your health care provider.
|Mercury, PCBs, Dioxins and Chlordane:
How Do They Affect Babies and Young Children?
|How Can You Reduce Your Exposure to These Contaminants in Recreationally Caught Fish?|
|Preparation and Cooking Guidelines for Fish Under Advisories|
|What About Store-Bought Fish ?|
|How to Continue Enjoying Fish While Protecting Your Baby or Young Child|
|If you would like to know more about safe ways to eat fish, contact the agencies listed below.|
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