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Dietary Recommendations for Young Children and Pregnant or Nursing Mothers to Avoid Excess Mercury in Fish or Shellfish

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Some fish and shellfish contain significant levels of organic mercury compounds. Women of reproductive age who are pregnant or nursing and young children are more susceptible to the harmful effects of mercury. These groups should be careful in the type and amount of fish ingested.

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