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April 2001 Issue

Choosing Fish That Are Safe to Eat and Not Endangered

Q. Iíve heard many good things about the benefits of eating fish, so Iím trying to include more in my diet. But Iíve also heard dire warnings about contaminants. Should I be concerned? A. You have good reason to both include more fish in your diet and to be careful about the kind of fish you choose. Mercury contamination is of special concern. While all fish contain traces of mercury (0.01 to 0.5 parts per million), only a few species of

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