MMMM! Tuna! Ewww…mercury

My cousin reminded me to be careful of the amount of tuna I eat. I’m aware that there’s mercury in tuna, and that you’re supposed to sort of limit your intake. Great. So how much is enough and how much is too much? Well, I don’t know that kind of thing, so I did what I do in these situations, and looked it up. The excellent Natural Resources Defense Council (@NRDC on twitter) has a table for how much canned tuna is safe, per body weight. How handy! So it looks like I can have a tuna sandwich once or twice a week, and be perfectly fine. I don’t know the effects of mercury poisoning, so maybe that can be a future post.

2 thoughts on “MMMM! Tuna! Ewww…mercury

    1. Britt,
      I’ve read about dioxins and all of that awful stuff, so I’m sure that reading this (added to my list) will strengthen my resolve to get closer to real green living!

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