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how much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Mercury in tuna: Mercury in canned tuna is higher in white than in light tuna. Pregnant women shouldn't eat any, and potentially pregnant women and young children should eat white tuna once a week or less, light tuna twice a week or less. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/january/food/mercury-in-tuna/overview/index.htm no swordfish either: http://seafood.Ucdavis.Edu/pubs/mercury.Htm.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depends on type of: Tuna. Big Eye & AHI Tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & White Albacore Tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 – 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month).

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How much tuna is too much tuna in regards with the mercury in fish?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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 careful about the amounts and types of fish they eat. Young children should also avoid eating fish high in mercury. According to the fda, pregnant women and small children (under 6) should not eat more than 2 servings of fish each week.

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