Be Fish Smart in San Francisco Bay

We are so lucky to be able to catch and eat fresh seafood from the San Francisco Bay, but does it always make a healthy dinner?

Who you are and the type of fish you catch can be the difference between a meal packed with protein and heart healthy omega-3s or exposure to toxins.

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Some fish from the Bay contain toxins such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that can harm your health. Women and children are especially vulnerable to these health risks. PCBs may cause cancer and mercury can impact brain development in children.

Protect yourself and your loved ones by using the guide shown above when cooking your catch.

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For more information on seafood safety in the Bay and the Ocean, check out our website at:smchealth.org/fishsmart

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