Should I be concerned about the mercury content in shellfish?

No. Compared to shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and other large finfish, shellfish  contain relatively low amounts of mercury. No shellfish is included on the FDA's list of fish that pregnant women, nursing mothers, women of childbearing age, and young children should avoid. In fact, the majority are listed as low-mercury alternatives to shark, swordfish, and other high-mercury types.  
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