FAO Fisheries Department

FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on the risks and benefits of fish consumption


25-1-2010  29-1-2010


Ms Fukushima, Kazuko


FOS, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland


The purpose of the Expert Consultation was to provide a framework for assessing the net

health benefits or risks of fish consumption that would assist governments to prepare

advice for their own populations.

Executive Summary

Background documents:

  • Health risks associated with fish consumption focus on methylmercury, dioxins and dioxin-like PCBS
  • Benefits of seafood consumption on health

  • Mr Toppe, Jogeir