Guidelines On Fish Consumption For Pregnant Women Don’t Go Far Enough

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A report by the Environmental Working Group found that Federal guidelines on fish consumption for pregnant women don’t go far enough to protect their fetuses from mercury.¬†Ingestion of mercury, which occurs primarily with high consumption of certain fish, can harm the developing brains of fetuses and young children.¬†The FDA approved safe fish are salmon, shrimp, […]

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Seafood and Pregnancy

Seafood and Pregnancy

Seafood and pregnancy: Is it safe? The mantra of food consumption and pregnancy has been to be weary of seafood. Certainly, the well-publicized association between increased mercury levels garnered from certain fish and the associated adverse effects on fetal neurodevelopment raises a red flag. These concerns are rooted in a Massachusetts-based study of over 300 […]

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The Smoking Gun: Why Cigarette Smoking Delays Pregnancy

It has first been presumed, and then linked. Cigarette smoking adversely affects both becoming pregnant and the health of the pregnancy itself. A recent study examined the relationship between heavy metals (found in cigarettes) with increased time to pregnancy. Women who smoke demonstrate higher blood levels of cadmium in women and lead in men, implicating […]

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