How Long To Detox From Fish Before Pregnancy?

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21 Feb 2020

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DESCRIPTION: How many months does it take to clear 99% of the mercury and other industrial toxins from one's body and how might our fat stores play a role in holding on to fat-soluble pollutants?

Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development ( is the study about balancing risks and benefits.

I explored how long it takes to get rid of some of the other pollutants in How Fast Can Children Detoxify from PCBs? ( PCBS are found most concentrated in fish and eggs (Food Sources of PCB Chemical Pollutants, which may be why there're lower levels of Industrial Pollutants in Vegans ( I wonder if this helps explain the remarkable findings in Eggs and Diabetes (

The fact that we can still find DDT in Umbilical Cord Blood ( decades after the pesticide was banned speaks to the persistence of some pollutants. There's a shortcut for moms, but it's The Wrong Way to Detox (

More on the risks of mercury can be found in these videos:

• Fish Intake Associated With Brain Shrinkage (
• Hair Testing for Mercury Before Considering Pregnancy (
• The Effect of Canned Tuna on Future Wages (
• Nerves of Mercury (
• Fish Fog (

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and he'll try to answer it!

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