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Marnie
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http://www.courant.com/news/health/ats-ap_health10jul11,0,7782846.story?coll=hc-utility-news-health
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Folks, ALL tuna has very high levels of Mercury! Do not eat it. No swordfish either. Stick to the white fishes and WIld Salmon.

Chris

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Correct. For years they've said to avoid tuna in general due to high mercury content. There is an FDA web site on mercury content of fish:
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~frf/sea-mehg.html

Salmon is good for you, but if farmed, can contain lots of toxins because of what they feed it.

Wild salmon is really good for you and, of course, really expensive to make it impractical for most of us to enjoy frequently.

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mlkeen
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Wild Salmon can be had for else than you think.

I buy Wild Salmon filets, frozen for less than $3 a lb. This week it has been 2 lb for $5.

It is found at Super Walmart. I shop at the one in Parkesburg, Pa, if you are close. It is a 16 lb (blue)package in the frozen fish section.

Also canned wild Alaskan salmon is less or around $1.5 for a 14.75 can. It is next to the canned tuna.

I have found that by me what is supposed to be fresh has been frozen and thawed and set a couple of days and no longer an option.

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No amount of mercury ingested can be good for you.

I steer clear from fish altogether and buy fish oil capsules that are certified pure/contaminant- free.

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