New research reveals yet another risk of eating mercury-laden fish--pre-term delivery. The research was reported in this month's edition of Environmental Health Perspectives. The journal reported that "The researchers took hair samples from close to the scalp to approximate exposure during the pregnancy to date, then assessed them for total mercury levels. They found that total fish consumption correlated positively with mercury levels in hair. Women who delivered before 35 weeks had three times the odds of having hair mercury levels at or above the 90th percentile (0.55–2.5 µg/g), compared with women delivering at term (37 weeks or later)."
Plain and simple--fish is contaminated with mercury--the more fish you consume the greater your mercury levels and the greater the risk to you and your offspring! Remember, most people tested are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids--for this reason it is necessary to consume a high grade fish oil. Omega-3 oils are particularly important for infant development!
Read the research (clickhere, then scroll down).