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A 20-year-old female asked:

Should i be concerned about mercury knowing i eat light tuna almost everyday?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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 mercury poisoning according to EPA
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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 any reason to worry, and in a couple of studies, folks who ate more fish -- including the kinds with mercury -- ended up smarter. The EPA arbitrarily issued warnings against the most mercury-laden fish for political reason. If you love it, eat it.

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