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      Mercury in tuna

      Supposedly, there is quite a lot of mercury in in tunafish, which sucks since I love the stuff, and it's a really good, lean source of protein.

      My question is; how bad do you guy think it really is? Is there some reasonable upper limit on how much tuna someone should eat?

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      Isn't there a ton of mercury in Swordfish? People still eat it anyways. I suppose it's fine in moderation as in not eating six servings a day.
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      The main risks are birth defects (for pregnant women) and retardation/dementia, so it just depends on how much you value your intelligence relative to tasty sammiches.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Taosaur View Post
      The main risks are birth defects (for pregnant women)
      That's why I have so many problems lul.
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      Sure beats looking for a mercury thermometer.
      You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light.

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      I eat a tuna sandwich like everyday (as its the only good thing that they serve at my school) and I'm not crazy yet.

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      hahhaa... my hubby seriously worries about this. He eats a package of albacore tuna w/ crackers and smothered in relish Monday-Friday and has for many years.
      He's slightly crazy, but that's just his personality lol

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      Light tuna has less mercury then albacore. Also, the omega-3's in tuna more then offset the brain damage. The quantity of omega-3's you get from eating a serving a day raises your IQ by an avererage of 3.3 points. The mercury contained in it lowers it by 1.1 points. Thats a net gain of 2.2 points. Tuna is good. Salmon is better.

      EDIT: The IQ change is in the long run. Not every serving. Otherwise Forsaken and I would be geniuses. shame shame

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      Quote Originally Posted by Forsaken View Post
      Supposedly, there is quite a lot of mercury in in tunafish, which sucks since I love the stuff, and it's a really good, lean source of protein.

      My question is; how bad do you guy think it really is? Is there some reasonable upper limit on how much tuna someone should eat?
      Bleh, tuna.
      Last edited by Jeff777; 06-03-2009 at 02:22 AM.
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      seafood sucks.

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