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Mercury in Fish

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Mercury in fish

The table below shows how many servings you can eat and stay under U.S. EPA's recommended maximum intake. EPA's guideline is intended for children and women of childbearing age, since unborn and young children are most sensitive to mercury. There is no EPA guideline for men and older women.

study result table: fish consumption

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Mercury concentrations are expressed in parts per billion, a measure of how concentrated a contaminant is in the fish tissue.

Concentrations are expressed on a wet weight (fresh weight) basis.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The Grand Lake Watershed Mercury Study is supported with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Grant No.1R21ES017941.

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