Fetal Methyl Mercury Syndrome

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Fetal Methyl Mercury Syndrome

Fetal methylmercury syndrome can occur in a fetus when the mother is exposed to too much methylmercury during pregnancy. Methylmercury is a chemical, an organic form of mercury, most commonly found in fish. If a woman of child bearing age is exposed to too much mercury, it can cause birth defects in a developing fetus. Fetal methylmercury syndrome is rare, but symptoms include microcephaly (small brain) and cerebral palsy. It is recommended that women of child bearing age reduce their fish intake to no more than 350 grams per week to avoid fetal methylmercury syndrome.

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