Fish4Health, C.R. Santerre, Ph.D. Purdue University Pregnant or nursing women or parents with children aged 2-6 can turn to the free Fish4Health iPhone app for information on best choice fish consumption to ensure lowest levels of exposure to mercury and PCBs. App users can access lists of seafood categorized by lowest to highest mercury levels. There’s also a log feature that allows users to track their intake of fish and seafood. This feature can be invaluable in determining if someone pregnant or nursing is within safe limits for mercury intake. A few recipes are thrown in as well.
No iPhone? No worries. Visit the website, www.fish4health.net, and click on your state for local fish consumption advice. There’s also a downloadable wallet card with essential information, such as lists of fish to limit or avoid. I’m neither pregnant nor am I nursing, and I don’t have a young child anymore. I do, however, have a son with autism and am concerned about helping him to avoid mercury in his diet. This app is extremely helpful when I go shopping for fish or if my family and I are ordering seafood in restaurants.