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The FDA recommendations on fish intake during pregnancy.

Abstract

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that pregnant women, women of childbearing age, and young children avoid eating shark, swordfish, mackerel, and tilefish. These fish often harbor high levels of methylmercury, a potent human neurotoxin. Methylmercury readily crosses the placenta and has the potential to significantly damage the fetal nervous system. Health care providers are responsible for educating women about the hazards of methylmercury and the Food and Drug Administration recommendation.

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    Main Line Women's Health Care Associates, Rosemont, PA 19010, USA. emilyccevans@comcast.net

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    MeSH

    Animals
    Female
    Fishes
    Food Contamination
    Humans
    Mercury Poisoning
    Nutrition Policy
    Pregnancy
    Pregnancy Complications
    United States
    United States Food and Drug Administration

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    12465868

    Citation

    Evans, Emily C.. "The FDA Recommendations On Fish Intake During Pregnancy." Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : JOGNN, vol. 31, no. 6, 2002, pp. 715-20.
    Evans EC. The FDA recommendations on fish intake during pregnancy. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2002;31(6):715-20.
    Evans, E. C. (2002). The FDA recommendations on fish intake during pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : JOGNN, 31(6), pp. 715-20.
    Evans EC. The FDA Recommendations On Fish Intake During Pregnancy. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2002;31(6):715-20. PubMed PMID: 12465868.
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