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Man killed by Tuna ? ?

So I LOVE canned tuna b/c:

1. It is ridiculously cheap
2. It is very low in fat (only 1.5 g omega-3) per can!
3. It is high in protein (32.5 g)!
4. no carbs
5. hot sauce pairs nice and adds no calories while making it possible to eat straight. (I know..weird)

But I eat up to 12 cans a week. I have heard rumors that this is going to kill me b/c of mercury, but I can't find RELIABLE data. Please tell me that this is not true and make my day!...

Fri. Mar 14, 11:09am

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It is true. has been writing about this for years but I don't have exact links, only a general web address below.


Friday, March 14, 2008, 11:25 AM

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anything like US News / Newsweek / NY times / Harvard / FDA. / JAMA... ?

Friday, March 14, 2008, 11:33 AM

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Link to Government website

Hi there,

I know that you're most likely not Canadian, but the link below talks about fish, and the amount they recommend that you should eat/limit.

Hopefully this will be of some help.


Friday, March 14, 2008, 12:01 PM

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No danger

very helpful ! ! Woohoo

"For canned ALBACORE (WHITE) tuna, limit your consumption to:

General population:

No danger

Canned light tuna can be safely eaten more often."

Awesome - go Canada!

Friday, March 14, 2008, 1:19 PM

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other factors you may want to consider

As pelagic carnivores go, albacore is also an okay choice from the point of view of sustainability. It matures early and spawns prolifically, which puts it at less risk of overfishing than fish like bluefin tuna. However, the longlines used to catch it also sometimes catch sea turtles and other endangered species. If this is a concern to you, here is a site that gives information about various food fish:


Friday, March 14, 2008, 2:26 PM

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The other thing you can do is take Chlorella suppliments which do a great job of purging mercury from your body.

If there is a will there is a way ;-)

Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:23 PM

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mercury in fish

try the epa for this, too:

not just tuna - any predatory fish concentrates the toxins form its prey, so this is the case for shark, swordfish, tuna, etc.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:47 PM

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