EFSA: seafood methylmercury risks can be minimised
Friday, January 30, 2015, 01:10 (GMT + 9)
Limiting consumption of fish species with a high methylmercury content is the most effective way to achieve health benefits of fish whilst minimising the risks posed by excessive exposure to methylmercury. This is the main conclusion of a statement published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the risks and benefits of seafood.
This study follows a request made by the European Commission to EFSA in 2012, to carry out a risk benefit analysis as regards the risks and benefits to human health of fish/seafood consumption related to methylmercury.
EFSA recommends that individual Member States consider their national patterns of fish consumption and assess the risk of different population groups exceeding safe levels of methylmercury while obtaining the health benefits of fish. This particularly applies to countries where fish/seafood species with a high me... FULL STORY