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How can I avoid contaminants such as mercury in food?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Eating food that comes from a variety of sources means that you will not accumulate unsafe contaminants, such as mercury. None of us can predict what contamination will occur in the food chain. It isn't only pesticides. Some farm-raised fish have been contaminated, as have native soy and corn crops. The best protection is to vary your food sources: Buy from more than one grocery store, go to more than one fish wholesaler, purchase from different stalls at a farmers' market, and dine out at more than one restaurant.
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