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  • Fish that contain high levels of mercury include shark, orange roughy, swordfish and ling.
  • Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and food.
  • The unborn baby is most sensitive to the effects of mercury, particularly during the third and fourth months of gestation.
  • Pregnant women, women planning a pregnancy and young children (up to six years) should avoid consumption of fish that contain high levels of mercury.

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Reviewed on: 12-01-2013