Nutrition Myths

Tag - mercury

Mercury

Mercury is a heavy metal which is toxic especially if its vapors are inhaled. The liquid form is not readily absorbed by the body and is usually excreted. Methylmercury is a highly toxic form of mercury which has an ability to bind with organic...

Mercury in fish

Mercury levels in fish

Large predatory fish, such as shark, swordfish, marlin, or king mackerel, contain more mercury in a small serving than the weekly maximum safe limit for most people. See the most recent data on the mercury levels in fish.