Eat fish have to pick and choose

@ director Professor, Department of nutrition and food hygiene, School of public health, Peking University, Ma Guansheng

In December 2018 06, 08:47 source: - life times

Fish and other aquatic products rich in nutrients, but they may also be the main source of human intake of methylmercury so the fish need to pick and choose, hold a quantity. In 2017 the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the food and Drug Administration (EPA-FDA) jointly issued on the edible fish and shellfish, recommended for women of childbearing age, pregnant and lactating women and young children the sensitive people weekly consumption 2~3 (adults and children over the age of 10 young children 8~12 ounces, reduce the amount of various kinds of fish and shellfish). 8~12 ounce is equivalent to 226.8~340.2 grams, which is about half a catty amount. But to eat fish low in mercury, avoid eating high mercury fish. Recommended to eat low mercury content of aquatic products including catfish, clams, COD, halibut and sardines, salmon, tilapia / salmon, mullet, oysters, squid, shrimp, etc. Scallop in Shell. Do not recommend eating high mercury fish including mackerel, shark, swordfish, tilefish, tuna, red snapper.

(commissioning editor Li Yiqun and Yang Di)

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