Seafood Shoppers Confused by Mercury Warnings

ORLANDO, Fla. Consumption of seafood would likely increase if the government changed its methylmercury warning to reflect both the risks and benefits of eating fish, experts said at a seafood industry conference here. The Food and Drug Administration should change its 2001 methylmercury warning that advises pregnant and nursing women not to eat certain fish that may contain high levels of mercury,

ORLANDO, Fla. — Consumption of seafood would likely increase if the government changed its methylmercury warning to reflect both the risks and benefits of eating fish, experts said at a seafood industry conference here.

The Food and Drug Administration should change its 2001 methylmercury warning that advises pregnant and nursing women not to eat certain fish that may contain high levels of mercury, the speakers said, and new research on omega-3 fatty acids, reduction of heart disease

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