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Does organic salmon have any mercury?

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    Avi
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    Does organic salmon have any mercury?

    I'm starting to wean my baby and wanted to give her some fish. I bot some organic salmon but am not sure if it has any mercury content. Is anyone familiar with this?

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    Avi,

    May I ask where you buy the salmon?

    When they say "organic", are they farmed fish? Do they give them antibiotics?

    My limited understanding is,

    (1) to be rid of mercury, the water has to be clean ie where do they catch or farm the fish is important, ie, Canadian and Australian fish are better guarantees of low or 0 mercury; mercury level is not related to "organic" or not.

    (2) but farmed salmon normally gets fed high dosages of antibiotics; I am not sure if "organic" salmon gets antibiotics; of course, wild salmon (extremely expensive) is the only sure bet that they do not get antibiotics.

    Rgds

    e

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    Hi e,

    I bot the salmon at city super in ifc mall. It does says organic salmon and i believe the salesperson told me that it was farmed. Now i would think for them to say organic they must have all conditions under strict control..ie. clean water and therefore no mercury??!!!

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