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How much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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