A 40-year-old member asked:
how much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
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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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Nov 15, 2015
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