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Written by Care2 Press Office   
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 16:47


C are2's friends at Oceana are asking grocery stores to protect kids from mercury in fish by posting the Food and Drug Administration's mercury advice at their seafood displays. Over a third of the major grocery companies are on board but retailing behemoth Walmart has not agreed to post signs at its stores.

Demand that Walmart post seafood warning signs >>

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/130606462?z00m=19813128



An EPA scientist has estimated that one in ten women of childbearing age has enough mercury in her body to pose neurological risks to her developing baby. Clearly, many families remain unaware of the ongoing risk of mercury in seafood and how to avoid it. Walmart should help educate their shoppers >>

B ecause mercury can harm a young child or unborn baby's developing nervous system, the FDA has issued advice for women of child-bearing age and children to avoid or limit their consumption of certain fish that are contaminated with elevated levels of mercury.

Women need to know this information when buying seafood!
Tell Walmart to post mercury signs at their stores >>

 

Take action link: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFSge/zkaQ/ANa1s

 



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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 16:49
 
Comments (1)
1 Sunday, 04 July 2010 11:43
How to Avoid Mercury Poisoning from Seafood

FROM: DOC WILLIE Ni Dr. Willie T. Ong (Pilipino Star Ngayon) Updated September 10, 2009 12:00 AM

NARINIG na ba ninyo ang issue tungkol kay KC Concepcion ? Mahilig siya sa isda kaya raw nagkaroon siya ng mercury poisoning na nakaapekto sa kanyang mata.

Ang mercury ay nakukuha ng isda sa polusyon sa tubig. Masama sa ating katawan ang isda na may mercury dahil nakasisira ito ng utak at kidneys. Ang sintomas nito ay ang pamamanhid ng mga kamay at paa.

May mga guidelines na inilabas sa America tungkol sa limitasyon sa pagkain ng isda. Sundin natin ito.

A. Mga safe na isda: Maaaring kumain ng 2-3 beses (o servings) bawat linggo. Ang bawat serving ng isda ay may timbang na 180 grams o 6 ounces.
1. Samaral
2. Dilis (anchovies)
3. Hito (catfish)
4. Galunggong (mackerel)
5. Salmon
6. Tilapia
7. Mababa sa mercury ang hipon, pusit at alimango.
8. Bangus (milkfish) ay safe din pero mas mataas ang mercury levels kumpara sa ibang nakalista dito.

B. Medyo bawasan ang pagkain: Kumain lamang ng 1-2 beses (o servings) bawat linggo. Ang bawat serving ay may timbang na 180 grams o 6 ounces.
1. Banak (mullet)
2. Tamban
3. Maya-maya (snapper)
4. Nakalatang tuna (Canned light tuna)

C. Mag-ingat sa pagkain: Pinakamarami ay kumain lamang ng 3 beses (o servings) sa isang buwan.
1. Tuna fresh at sashimi
2. Lapu-lapu (grouper)
3. Sea Bass

D. Huwag kainin ito dahil mataas sa mercury: Marlin, Tuna (Ahi), Swordfish at Pating (Shark).

Dagdag tips sa pagkain ng isda:
1. Piliin ang maliliit na isda dahil mas bata pa sila at hindi pa nakakakuha ng mercury sa katawan. Ang isdang wala pang 12 inches ay mas safe.
2. Kumain na lang ng gulay, prutas at manok. Mas safe iyan.
3. Importante: Ang mga buntis at sanggol ay sensitibo sa epekto ng mercury. Mas bawasan pa ang pagkain ng isda.

Maganda naman ang isda sa katawan pero kailangan piliin ang mas safe na isda. Good luck po!

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