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    Mercury/Tuna

    How legit of a threat is mercury poisoning if you eat a lot of tuna? I've been eating at least one big can of tuna almost every day for a year now and I'm fine. Anybody not so fortunate?

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    Are you a pregnant woman? If not, most of the mercury scares are just media hype. You have a better chance of being eaten by a shark while getting struck by lightning.

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    Haha no... not today at least I'm not.

    I was just curious, I figured it was media hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo
    Are you a pregnant woman? If not, most of the mercury scares are just media hype. You have a better chance of being eaten by a shark while getting struck by lightning.
    Exactly.

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    I usually eat about 2 6oz cans of tuna a day and I have suffered no ill effects, yet. I agree with the others. . .media hype.

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    i too have been eating one to two cans of tuna a day for the last 3 years....im still here

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsd67
    i too have been eating one to two cans of tuna a day for the last 3 years....im still here
    According to Fox News, you won't be for long . How's that for 'Fair and Balanced'?

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    It's not tuna in general, it's albacore tuna that's high in mercury. And even then it's only certain brands that tend to have high levels of mercury.

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    rambo if im a pregent man trying to keep his woman should i stop eating tuna?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBarcelo
    It's not tuna in general, it's albacore tuna that's high in mercury. And even then it's only certain brands that tend to have high levels of mercury.
    I wouldn't even call it "high." You would probably have to eat close to 15 cans a day for 5-6 months to even have to begin to worry.

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    Hmmm put me on that me to list a can a day for the last year


    by the way no problems....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    I wouldn't even call it "high." You would probably have to eat close to 15 cans a day for 5-6 months to even have to begin to worry.
    Actually, with some brands of albacore tuna, all you need is 3-4 cans in a week to put you in danger. I stay away from albacore alltogether. Someone bought me some cans of albacore and I won't eat any more than one per week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBarcelo
    Actually, with some brands of albacore tuna, all you need is 3-4 cans in a week to put you in danger. I stay away from albacore alltogether. Someone bought me some cans of albacore and I won't eat any more than one per week.
    Well IF that were true, then 95% of the people here would probably be in danger. My friends and I have been eating at least 1-2 cans of albacore tuna a day for years now and I'm in no bad state with mercury. Hmmm..., we must be the minority...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    rambo if im a pregent man trying to keep his woman should i stop eating tuna?
    Immediately. And send me some breast-milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo
    Immediately. And send me some breast-milk.

    that is so dirty.. i like it

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