Selenium, Fish, and Mercury: Important Facts

Fish should be an important part of our diets. Professor Nick Ralston at the University of North Dakota has drawn our attention to the webpages entitled Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effects. The URL is

The Cover of the Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition brochure
The Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition webpages contain fact sheets, a documentary video, video clips, and links to informative websites.

On these webpages, Professor Ralston and his colleagues explain why the benefits of regularly eating fish, especially ocean fish, are often overlooked. Too many of us have cut back on our fish consumption because we have been worried about exposure to toxic mercury.

However, we have been receiving insufficient information about the relative benefits and risks of eating ocean fish. In fact, our avoiding fish meals may be having negative health consequences in some cases. read more