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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
RiskyAccordingToEPA: White (ALBACORE) tuna contain more mercury than light tuna two serving of light tuna per week is the limit and eating everyday you are at risk for me ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I wouldn't worry: After the Minamata disaster , the whole subject of mercury in fish -- which occurs naturally -- became the focus of a bunch of studies. Nobody found a ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Sardines and Mercury: Sardines are considered the healthiest of fish as far as mercury contamination; they are at the bottom of the aquatic chain based on what they eat and ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Enjoy your fish: Nobody has shown any epidemiological link with brain damage versus the mercury that you naturally have in fish. In one big study, kids that are more f ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Reference Site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mercury_poisoning.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Yes, mercury (Hg) is dangerous. Any amount but it is dose-dependent. Some fish like tuna do contain Hg but it all depends on what type (species) of fi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
54 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Unlikely enough mercury in the fish eaten.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
It depends: Heavy metal poisoning can affect the nervous system both central (brain and cord) and peripheral nerves. Many other organ systems can be effected inc ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What lab?: Be very sure you know what lab is doing the assay. There are some disreputable labs in the "heavy metal" screening business that engage in non-evidenc ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: The mercury released into the environment, in part from burning coal, accumulates in animals and get concentrated in top predators like tuna. See belo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
* 5-oz. tuna 18.11: *5-oz. can tuna albacore 49.53 ugm of mercury *5- oz. tuna steak 97.49 ugm of mercury 3. Divide daily mercury intake by your weight in kg is d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Mercury in fish: Some fish, however, contain high amounts of mercury -- enough to damage a fetus or newborn. That is why pregnant and nursing mothers must be very care ... Read More

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