Health and Safety FAQs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What is mercury and should I be concerned when eating fish?

Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and accumulates in the aquatic food chain, including in fish, as methyl-mercury. This means all fish contain some methyl-mercury.  The good news is that most fish in Australian waters have very low mercury levels.
It is important to note that mercury from fish is generally not a health consideration for most people, it is only an issue for women planning pregnancy, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children under six.