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15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen (Page 13)

Make Smart Seafood Choices to Avoid Mercury

12. Make Smart Seafood Choices to Avoid Mercury

In high doses, mercury can harm the nervous system, heart, lungs, kidneys and immune system; even in low levels it can affect the brains of young children. The most common exposure to mercury—which is both naturally occurring and man-made—is from eating contaminated fish. Find low-mercury seafood selections using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guides at seafoodwatch.org.

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