Mercury in Seafood
EWG’s new report, Mercury in Seafood, is sounding lots of alarm bells.
Tests on more than 250 women nationwide found that nearly 30 percent had levels of mercury higher than what the Environmental Protection Agency says is safe for pregnancy, even though they followed the EPA’s and the Food and Drug Administration’s advice on seafood consumption.
This is shocking news. We want to make sure you can feel confident when you’re eating seafood.That’s why we’re asking the EPA and the FDA to update their seafood guidelines in response to the findings of EWG’s study.
In the meantime, you can start making smarter seafood choices with these helpful resources:
- Check out EWG’s Consumer Guide to Seafood to find healthy choices and use EWG’s Seafood Calculator to get a customized list of seafood recommendations based on your age, weight and more.
- Learn more about omega-3 supplements in our latest blog, “Fish vs. Fish Oil Supplements: Which is Better for a Healthy Pregnancy?”
- Watch EWG’s latest video summarizing the findings of its Mercury in Seafood study.