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Types Of Fish You Should Avoid Eating Because Of Its Mercury Content

According to WebMD, eating fish regularly can help minimize the risk of heart disease and other health concerns because it is a rich source of protein and other minerals. Many types of fish contain mercury, which is toxic in high doses. Most fish consume mercury because it is prevalent in polluted water and is a heavy metal that is widely spread in the environment. Consuming fish high in mercury can be harmful to one's health. In this post, we'll go over the four most common species of fish that are also among the highest in mercury levels, and give you some solid reasons to stay away from them. Here are a few examples of such occurrences.

To begin, a swordfish

Swordfish are found all throughout the world, but you should stay away from them because they are a major source of mercury poisoning. The total amount of mercury found in the sample was 3.22 ppm.

In a flash

Both shark and swordfish (at their highest, 4.54 ppm) have been found to contain high levels of mercury.

The King Mackerel, last but not least

Mercury levels in king mackerel can reach dangerous levels (1.67% ppm) in some cases.

One Bigeye Tuna at Last

The mercury content of bigeye tuna, the second most common type of tuna, is about 1.816 parts per billion.

Mercury exposure is harmful to human health.

High levels of mercury in the body have been linked to the following health problems:

One of the potential side effects is difficulty breathing.

This could lead to feelings of weakness and tiredness.

Perhaps your memory is not your strongest suit.

In addition to the aforementioned symptoms, you may also feel numb.

There is a serious risk of harm to the kidneys and lungs.


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