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How To Know If You're Giving Yourself Mercury Poisoning From Fish

Watch more Healthy Eating videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Recognize the symptoms of mercury poisoning due to eating contaminated seafood using the information given here. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Call your health-care provider if you have symptoms of organic mercury poisoning or if you know you have eaten foods that may have been contaminated with organic mercury. Step 1: Know that symptoms take years to appear Know that, except when exposure is to large doses, it usually takes years or decades for symptoms of mercury poisoning to show up. Tip Mercury from seafood stays in the body for many months, but once you stop eating seafood, the level of mercury in your blood will most likely drop slowly down to a low level. Step 2: Report seizures Report any seizures, which are often seen with exposure to large doses of mercury. Step 3: Keep note of other symptoms Keep note of other symptoms such as skin numbness or pain, uncontrollable shakes or tremors, inability to walk normally, blindness or double vision, or memory problems. Step 4: Make an appointment Make an appointment with your doctor to report your list of symptoms and concerns. Step 5: Blood and urine tests Ask your doctor whether you should have blood and urine tests to measure mercury levels if you think you have consumed mercury-contaminated seafood. Did You Know? Coal-fired power plants in the United States emit about 48 tons of mercury into the atmosphere each year.
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