I heard that we should not eat more than two cans of tuna a week due to mercury buildup in our system.
Is this true?
If so, it makes it tough for me because on a lean bodybuilding diet, I can eat at least a can of tuna every day or every other day.
Is this something I should worry about?
05-01-2005, 07:51 PM #1
Safe to eat canned tuna how often?
05-01-2005, 09:15 PM #2
05-01-2005, 09:19 PM #3
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05-01-2005, 09:40 PM #4
05-01-2005, 09:46 PM #5Originally Posted by thaddeus
Chunk light tuna is harvested at an earlier age than albacore (those are two canned tuna, commonly), and chunk light has about 33% the mercury content of albacore. I believe chunk light has .12 parts per million mercury, while albacore is .35 PPM. That information is from the source listed below.
(1) http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~frf/sea-mehg.html U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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05-01-2005, 09:55 PM #6
05-01-2005, 10:06 PM #7
Here's another link that may be helpful in regards to mercury and fish:
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05-02-2005, 07:04 AM #8
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Many guys here have one or more cans a day. There's a lot of threads on it, just search for tuna + mercury.
Here's another link to an FDA article on mercury levels in fish:
Usually I'll have one 6 oz can/day and get the rest of my protein from chicken, turkey, eggs, cottage cheese, whey, & skim milk.
05-02-2005, 12:19 PM #9
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Yeah these threads are getting out of hand. I would really like to know the answer to this, since I've heard that unless you're a women that's pregnant don't worry about mercury poisoning - and that's only with like shark, swordfish, etc. I mean it's not that big a deal I'll drop my albacore and just stick to chunk light, but whatever.I've still got a lot to learn.
05-02-2005, 01:26 PM #10