U.S. Government Warns of High Mercury Levels in Fish The U.S. government issues new guidelines for eating seafood, recommending that children and some women avoid the types of fish most likely to contain high levels of mercury. The guidelines suggest limiting intake of albacore or "white" canned tuna, shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish because of high levels of toxic methyl mercury in larger fish. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.
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U.S. Government Warns of High Mercury Levels in Fish

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U.S. Government Warns of High Mercury Levels in Fish

U.S. Government Warns of High Mercury Levels in Fish

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The U.S. government issues new guidelines for eating seafood, recommending that children and some women avoid the types of fish most likely to contain high levels of mercury. The guidelines suggest limiting intake of albacore or "white" canned tuna, shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish because of high levels of toxic methyl mercury in larger fish. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.