Eating seafood and fish regularly used to be a very safe addition to your diet. However, due to our continued pollution of the environment, many fish are now considered unsafe as their levels of mercury, radiation and other toxins are too high for human consumption. As a matter of fact, every single fish on the planet has some level of mercury. But some have much higher levels of contamination than others making some fish safer to eat than others.
Below is a list of the top 12 most contaminated fish that you can buy on the market. We recommend avoiding them, or to only eat them in very small quantities. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid the fish listed completely. For your benefit we have also included a list of the Safest Fish to Eat at the end of this article. So, keep reading!