Mercury Levels in Fish

Fish and shellfish contain mercury in their bodies, often in the form of methylmercury, a highly toxic organic compound of mercury. Fish products have been shown to contain varying amounts of heavy metals, particularly mercury and fat-soluble pollutants from water pollution.

Some species of fish contain high levels of mercury than others, these species include marlin, tuna, shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish.

Here is a chart showing the mercury level in fish (from high level to low level).

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