Is it safe to have Bluefish during pregnancy?

Yes, with caution

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Why should I be careful while eating bluefish during pregnancy?

Bluefish - also known as 

Blue, chopper, anchoa, Pomatomus saltatrix
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Checks before eating
Make sure the fish is cooked properly to a minimum temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Limits during pregnancy
1 serving which is equivalent to 4 ounces a week
Why should I be careful while eating bluefish during pregnancy

A study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration Agency (FDA) of the United States included bluefish in the list of good seafood choices and prescribed a limit of one serving per week for pregnant women. However, bluefish is known to contain high levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB). According to a study conducted by the Maine government, bluefish have shown PCB levels between 200 and 600 ppb. Bluefish also contains toxins such as dioxin and mercury. Hence, it is recommended for expecting mothers to consult their doctors to determine whether they can eat bluefish during the 9 months.

Good source of
Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin, Selenium, Sodium, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc,
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