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Buying fish from your local grocery store or fish market?Most store-bought and restaurant-served fish and seafood are a healthy choice for you and your family. However, some of these fish have higher levels of mercury than others.
Unlike mercury in a thermometer, you can't see mercury in a fish. Also, unlike other chemicals sometimes found in fish, cleaning and cooking can't reduce the amount of mercury. Mercury collects in the muscle tissue of the fish, which is actually the filet that we eat.
Since you can't remove mercury, it's important to choose fish that "naturally" collect less mercury. MDCH's Eat 8 tool makes it easy to choose fish for you and your family!
Buy Safe Fish & Eat 8
Other Helpful Links
Health Benefits of Fish - Learn more about the many health benefits of eating the right kind of fish
FDA Fresh & Frozen Seafood - Learn how to choose fresh fish and shellfish and safely cook seafood
Shedd Aquarium - Learn to choose planet-friendly and sustainable fish
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Another resource to help you learn about choosing planet-friendly and sustainable fish
Michigan SeaGrant - Michigan Sea Grant conducts scientific research aimed at understanding fish populations in order to provide a basis for sound fishery management.
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Click here to download or print now or call 1-800-648-6942 to request that a MDCH Eat Safe Fish packet be sent to you.
If you want to learn more about choosing safe fish, visit www.michigan.gov/eatsafefish.
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