It's most responsible for seafood-borne illnesses
(HealthDayNews) -- Raw seafood -- such as oysters, clams, mussels and whole scallops -- is a popular favorite among Americans. But how safe is uncooked seafood?
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 85 percent of seafood-borne illness is caused by eating raw mollusks. And people with certain conditions are more prone to getting sick from the stuff.
So if you have one of the following conditions, steer clear of raw shellfish:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Immune disorders
- Liver disorders like hepatitis
- Chronic kidney disease
- Any condition that requires dependency on steroid drugs
- Chronic alcohol abuse