From Wikipedia :

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern for most people.

Also :

Mercury is known to bioaccumulate in humans.

So why eating fish regularly is not a health concern? I'm talking even for lifetime time, imagine someone who's been eating a lot of fish for 30,50,70 years. All this mercury must cause some effect.

They want us to eat fish twice a week for Omega-3. That's 8 fish for month,96 a year. After 30 years following this advice you would have ate 2880 fish. How is this mercury not stacking up?


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Mercury is stacking up. But the amount of mercury in fish differs not only by fish type, but also by fishing region. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_in_fish#Levels_of_contamination)

In most regions and with 'typical' amount of fish eaten, people do not eat enough fish to get dangerous mercury levels. -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_in_fish#Disparate_impacts

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