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Pariah
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2007/06/17 16:06:01 (permalink)
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Tuna and Mercury contaimination

Does this apply to Uk /Europe. Just read Tuna is a risky fish to eat in large quantities becasue of mercury contamination. I eat 3-4 cans day and I should be eatting 1 a week roughly.
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    dave252
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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 16:17:34 (permalink)
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    3-4 cans is too much and your will get Mercury build up.

    I have 1 per day tops in light of the Mercury issue.
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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 16:19:51 (permalink)
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    have you tried pilchards in tins? Good O3 content too, havent seen any issue with mercury in these come up
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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 16:55:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dave252

    3-4 cans is too much and your will get Mercury build up.

    I have 1 per day tops in light of the Mercury issue.

    Any info on this dude? I go through stages of 2-4 a day sometimes, although aware of the mercury, its not something I worried about....

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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 17:12:26 (permalink)
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    This should be of some interest: www.muscletalk.co.uk/fb.asp?m=1693713
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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 17:13:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: noname

    This should be of some interest: www.muscletalk.co.uk/fb.asp?m=1693713

    Thanks mate

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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 17:15:00 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dave252

    3-4 cans is too much and your will get Mercury build up.

    I have 1 per day tops in light of the Mercury issue.


    Have you got some studies for this.

    Thanks.

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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 19:49:47 (permalink)
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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 20:04:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dave252

    3-4 cans is too much and your will get Mercury build up.

    I have 1 per day tops in light of the Mercury issue.


    that is not the case
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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/17 20:20:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee


    ORIGINAL: dave252

    3-4 cans is too much and your will get Mercury build up.

    I have 1 per day tops in light of the Mercury issue.


    that is not the case



    Can you elaborate please?
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    RE: Tuna and Mercury contaimination 2007/06/18 10:10:14 (permalink)
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    A good post by Big Les on the subject...


    ORIGINAL: Big Les

    Well - there is a actually debate on this -as some sources say that the type of mercury in Tuna is not harmful

    However, mercury builds up so the bigger the fish the more mercury. The stuff used for cans is not the big Tuna fish at all, its much younger fish with much lower levels. Also its likely to be the product of several fishing areas - and we know that certain fish stocks are more prone to mercury contamination than others.

    Personally i would like to see the study done on european tuna - as the study that highlighted mercury was done in the US, which gets its Tuna from a different place to Europe, and I was told that US tuna cans tend to be based on the larger fish - because thats what sells over there, whereas in Europe we have the smaller fishes.

    Current guidelines for pregnant women are no more than 2 cans per week - for saftey. The thing with mercury is that it builds up slowly and we really dont know how long it would take to get a toxic level in a human from eating canned tuna - hence the conservative recommendations (lawsuit anyone), it may well be that people dont on average live long enough for it have an effect. Or that most people dont eat the amount of tuna required for long enough - and so on.

    In essence - we know that mercury is found in Tuna, we know that mercury can build up and get toxic, we know that mercury is transmitted to the foetus, and well apart from that - ist pretty much conjecture as we really dont know yet -

    Thats my reading of the situation

    As with anything you pay your money and take your choice. Personally i havent changed a thing about how much tuna I eat.

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