Mercury Is Still In Fish, But The Fatty Acids In Seafood May Protect Our Brains From Its Potential Harm

January 21, 2015 9:34 PM

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Mercury Is Still In Fish, But The Fatty Acids In Seafood May Protect Our Brains From Its Potential Harm

“Can I eat fish?” This question is often on the minds on pregnant women and, due to the fear of mercury contamination, many decide“better safe than sorry” when it comes to a enjoying a fishy feast. A recent study suggests that eating fish isn’t nearly as dangerous as previously believed. The fatty acids in fish may actually protect the brain from potential mercury damage.

Mercury in fish is a man-made environmental problem. According to Scientific American, human industrial activity such as coal-fired electricity generation, smelting, and burning waste, cause large amounts of mercury to rise into the atmosphere. Eventually, all this mercury finds its way back down to...

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