Fish: Nothing Fishy About These Fish! (cont.)

The FDA recommends eating only one 7-ounce helping per week of large fish such as shark and swordfish, and no more than 14 ounces per week for seafood with lower levels of mercury.

They do however, warn pregnant women and women of childbearing age against eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish, suggesting that they have this type of fish no more than once a month. For other types of seafood, the FDA considers up to 12 ounces of cooked fish per week a safe amount.

The Environmental Working Group advises pregnant women to eat no more than 6 ounces of tuna per month. They advise people to limit farmed salmon to no more than 8 ounces a month, or eat wild or canned salmon instead.

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