The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition has issued new recommendations re the consumption of large fish by risk groups: young children, breastfeeding mothers, pregnant women and those that are trying to get pregnant.
The latest recommendation dated from 2010 but the higher levels of mercury and other heavy metals found in large and long-living fish: pez espada, atún rojo, el tiburón (cazón, marrajo, mielgas, pintarroja and tintorera) / sword fish, red tuna, shark (dogfish shark, marsh, myrtle, redhead shark, tintorera – Google translations) have prompted the Agency to adjust the recommendations to those as follows.
No consumption whatsoever for those trying to get pregnant, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children under 10.
Consumption limited to up to 120 grams a month for youngsters between the age of 10 and 14.
Rest of population: consumption of all kinds of fish 3 or 4 times a week, recommended to alternate between white and blue fish.
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