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The FDA recommendations on fish intake during pregnancy.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2002 Nov-Dec; 31(6):715-20JO

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

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

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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