- Choose varieties of fish that are low in mercury, a chemical that is harmful to the brain. Healthier choices include atlantic mackerel, herring, rainbow trout, wild or canned salmon, and tilapia.
- If you eat canned tuna, look for “light” varieties, as these are lower in mercury than albacore or “white” tuna.
- If you catch sport fish in local waters, check your province’s or territory’s advisories to see whether it is safe to eat.
Want to learn more? Check out these CPCHE resources:
- Dish Safer Fish. Serving low-mercury fish... for your children's health. Attractive tip card with simple advice for families.
- Child Health and the Environment - A Primer (see sidebar "Fish Advisories: Limiting Methylmercury Exposure" on pages 60-61)