Study: Eating fish exposes women to mercury risks

Pregnant women who eat fish in large amounts are likely to expose their unborn babies to high risks of mercury contamination. An advisory report by US Food and Drug Administration and United States Environmental Protection Agency has cautioned against fish consumption. The report advices women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant, breast feeding mothers and parents of young children to make informed choices when it comes to eating fish. Reference chart Pregnant women and children in high end fish eating towns such as Kisumu, Migori, Homabay, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nairobi and Mombasa at most risk of mercury pollution.



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