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whiteman90909
02-09-2006, 04:30 PM
tuna is a great tasting lean fish full of protein and creatine, and i love it straight up out of the can, but here is my question:
is it bad to eat tuna daily or every other day or so because of its high mercury level? if you know anything about it id appriciate it.

ncsuLuke
02-09-2006, 04:42 PM
dont worry about the mercury just get the chunk light in water

02-09-2006, 04:44 PM
Here is something I found on the topic when I was looking (I eat a LOT of tuna).

The major concern seemed to be with pregnant women and children.

**This is based on teh Albacore tuna**

Step 1 - DETERMINE EPA's RECOMMENDED LEVEL FOR A 45 LB CHILD

* Multiply child's body weight by EPA's reference dose.
* Convert 45 pounds to kilograms = 20.45 kilograms
* 20.45 kilograms x .1 micrograms per kilogram per day

EPA RECOMMENDED LEVEL = 2.05 micrograms per day = 14.35 micrograms per week.

Step 2 - HOW MUCH MERCURY IS IN 6 OUNCES OF CHUNK WHITE TUNA?

* Multiply amount of fish by average mercury level for chunk white albacore.
* Convert 6 ounces to grams = 170 grams 170 grams X .31 ppm (or micrograms per gram)**

MERCURY INGESTED = 52.7 micrograms per gram

Step 3 – COMPARE MERCURY INGESTED WITH EPA'S RECOMMENDED LEVEL

* Divide 52.7 micrograms by 14.35 micrograms = 3.7

I really haven't been worried about it, no side effects yet !!!!!! :)

If you want to read the whole article, go here:

http://www.pbs.org/now/science/mercuryinfish.html

whiteman90909
02-10-2006, 01:08 PM
aite man, thanks alot