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Catfish and mercury

07/06/2004

Question:

Does catfish contain mercury and is it safe for a pregnant woman to eat?

Answer:

Catfish, depending on where it is caught, may have mercury. In small amounts, the mercury is harmless. If you were planning to eat a great deal of catfish, it would be worthwhile to see where the catfish comes from and if there is mercury contamination in that area.

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Response by:

Arthur T Ollendorff, MD Arthur T Ollendorff, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati