Vegan Health ArticlesFish and Shellfish: Contamination Problems Preclude Inclusion in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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From Spring 2004

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The Issue

Understanding Mercury

Effects of Mercury Contamination

Mercury and the Heart

Mercury and the Central Nervous System

Other Bioaccumulative Pollutants in Fish

Lessons Learned from Farmed Salmon

High-Risk Populations

Toxins Pass from Mother to Child

Government Warnings

Nutrient Composition of Fish

Safer Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids



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