The Facts About Mercury in Fish
Do the health benefits of eating fish outweigh the risk? Get the lowdown.
Who should be concerned about mercury? Because mercury can cause neurological damage to children, those who are pregnant or nursing or have young children (or are planning to have children soon) need to watch what they eat. If you're in one of these groups, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests that you avoid entirely those fish that are high in mercury (those marked with * on the Which Seafood Is Healthiest?) and limit your intake of fish that are lower in mercury to 12 ounces (two meals) a week.