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The FDA recommendations on fish intake during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12465868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Emily C Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2002 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-05     Completed Date:  2002-12-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-20     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Main Line Women's Health Care Associates, Rosemont, PA 19010, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food Contamination*
Mercury Poisoning / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Nutrition Policy*
Pregnancy Complications / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration

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