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Since I eat at least 5 cans of tuna in a week am I at risk of getting sick from mercury poisoning?

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Since I eat at least 5 cans of tuna in a week am I at risk of getting sick from mercury poisoning?

is your temperature rising????
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I was hoping that all of that mercury would make me faster. :shrug:
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Just an FYI for anyone else that may be following this...

The FDA has set a safety margin of 1.0 PPM or Parts per Million for mercury to humans in a weeks time. The equates to 1 part mercury per 1 million parts of fish. In a can of tuna(albacore) all white there is .3 PPM of mercury and in a can of lite tuna (tongal, skipjack) there is .17 PPM of mercury. So to equate that for you in terms of consumption you could have 3-6oz cans of all white tuna(albacore) a week or 4-6oz cans of lite tuna(tongol, skipjack) a week, providing you have not consumed any other high level foods with mercury in the week. The suggested weekly limit is 26oz of canned tuna fish rated at .2PPM or less a week.
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Just an FYI for anyone else that may be following this...

The FDA has set a safety margin of 1.0 PPM or Parts per Million for mercury to humans in a weeks time. The equates to 1 part mercury per 1 million parts of fish. In a can of tuna(albacore) all white there is .3 PPM of mercury and in a can of lite tuna (tongal, skipjack) there is .17 PPM of mercury. So to equate that for you in terms of consumption you could have 3-6oz cans of all white tuna(albacore) a week or 4-6oz cans of lite tuna(tongol, skipjack) a week, providing you have not consumed any other high level foods with mercury in the week. The suggested weekly limit is 26oz of canned tuna fish rated at .2PPM or less a week.

PH, wow I was not aware that there was that much Mercury in Tuna. I have been eating a lot more tuna lately. Thanks for the update!
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there's an outbreak of listeria in my region (i guess) - the elderly, pregnant woman (includes the lovely and talented Mrs Prohemp) are encouraged to stay away from tuna fish (hot dogs, lunch meat and certain cheeses)

see below for more




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it is amazing that pregnant women can eat anything
it is amazing how some foods affect the baby
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