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Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effects

Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effects
Are you getting the omega-3s you need for brain development and a healthy heart? The selenium for good immune response and brain function? The vitamin D and calcium for strong bones? If you eat ocean fish, you get these benefits. Do you need to worry about mercury?

Fish really is brain food! Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effects presents the many benefits of eating ocean fish and the risk of mercury exposure for the population with the most to gain (or lose): unborn and young children. Pregnant and nursing moms will learn why two ocean fish meals a week during the critical window of development can safely give their babies lifelong benefits. The rest of the population also benefits by including ocean fish in their healthy diets.
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About the Documentary

Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effects is a production of Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, North Dakota, in collaboration with the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). Funding is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and the members of Prairie Public.

Executive ProducersLaura Raymond and Bob Dambach

Producers/WritersCharlene Crocker, Daniel Daly, and Sheila Hanson

Videographers – Dave Geck, Frode Tilden, Barbara Gravel, Ryan Sailer, and Ben Stommes

Editor – Dave Geck

Graphics – Ben Stommes

Narrator – Dan Michaels

Run time: 35 minutes

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