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Old 10-03-2004, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Fish is good for you, but too much is bad?

I could seriously eat fish every day, especially sushi! I've read that eating fish is very healthy, but too much can provide dangerous exposure to mercury. I eat sushi probably 1-2 times per week, and always get tuna and salmon, since I can't eat shellfish (itchy, itchy, sort-of twitchy). Think I'm okay eating this much fish?
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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I think mercury is only dangerous if you're pregnant. Are you pregnant?
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:34 PM   #4
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Ewww.

I spent 3 years commercial fishing, I know where fish have been and where they go. Let me tell you, it's not pretty. I'm swedish/norwegian. I have a genetic predisposition to eating crap loads of fish, yet I despise it because of my commercial fishing experiences.

Go out in a fishing boat on the last opener of the year. The fish have been rotting on the surface for months and it is quite possibly the most god awful smell in the entire world.
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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Too much of anything is bad for you.
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:40 PM   #6
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:05 PM   #7
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I think the only fish with high levels (relatively speaking) of mercury, is Salmon. So as long as you're not eating Salmon at every meal, you'll be fine.
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:17 PM   #8
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I think the only fish with high levels (relatively speaking) of mercury, is Salmon. So as long as you're not eating Salmon at every meal, you'll be fine.
I thought the tuna had a higher mercury content.
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:28 PM   #9
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:13 AM   #10
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This is one of OTs most misinformed threads EVAR.

1)Mercury is very bad for you.

2)Can vary from fish to fish, but generally is more concentrated in larger fish higher in the food chain (biomagnification effect)...Like Tuna and MahiMahi

3) Do some research

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Old 10-04-2004, 08:23 AM   #11
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Whale: Did you know, that the average fish today contains more mercury than a rectal thermometer?

Quinn-fish: Yeah, uh, I think I read that someplace.

Whale: Would you eat a rectal thermometer?? Answer me, damn you!

Quinn-fish: Uhh.. no.

Whale: Well, I would.

The whale slurps up the Quinn-fish.

Quinn-fish: (taken by surprise) Hey, wh - oogh!

Whale: Ahh, mercury. Sweetest of the transition metals.. mmm..

Quinn-fish: Hey!! Ass!! I gotta be at work in three hours!!
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:23 AM   #12
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Mercury is stored in the fatty oils in fish. The fattier fishes are the ones you need to be careful of. When you eat a fish that contains mercury you absorbe the mercury and store it in the fat cells in your body. Women have more fat cells than men. For women of childbearing age this is a concern because when you get pregnant the stored fat is used to nourish the fetus and make breast milk, releasing the mercuy to the child.Some of th fish are, salmon, tuna, bluefish,and striped bass.The solid white tuna has more oil than the dark tuna.The mercury levels depend on where the fish was caught. Check with your local fishmonger for the lower fat fishes in your area. They will know. Deb
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:33 AM   #13
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Mercury is stored in the fatty oils in fish. The fattier fishes are the ones you need to be careful of. When you eat a fish that contains mercury you absorbe the mercury and store it in the fat cells in your body. Women have more fat cells than men. For women of childbearing age this is a concern because when you get pregnant the stored fat is used to nourish the fetus and make breast milk, releasing the mercuy to the child.Some of th fish are, salmon, tuna, bluefish,and striped bass.The solid white tuna has more oil than the dark tuna.The mercury levels depend on where the fish was caught. Check with your local fishmonger for the lower fat fishes in your area. They will know. Deb


so when you take omega 3 fatty acid supplements are you getting the mercury also?
do the health benefits of eating fish outweigh the risks? doesn't look like it.
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:40 AM   #14
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Mercury is bad for you regardless of whether you're pregnant or not.
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:41 AM   #15
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Dude, thats old school

So would farm raised salmon be safer then, as far as mercury levels?

I remember the good old days in science class when the teacher would pass around a pill bottle of mercury in it and we could all tyouch it and dump it on the desk! The teachers only worry was "Don't waste it by spilling it on the floor."
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:56 AM   #16
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There's a prob with farm raised fix too They have less mercury generally, but the food they're fed has red dye in it so that the fish generate the pink color that they get in the wild (and don't get in farms for whatever reason). So, with farm-raised fish you get a large amount of red dye, which isn't great for ya either.
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:05 PM   #17
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The moral of the story is:

Eat stuff and you'll die.
Don't eat stuff and you'll die.

Now you can choose the lesser of two evils. See how easy that was?


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Old 10-04-2004, 12:10 PM   #18
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:35 PM   #19
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This is one of OTs most misinformed threads EVAR.

1)Mercury is very bad for you.

2)Can vary from fish to fish, but generally is more concentrated in larger fish higher in the food chain (biomagnification effect)...Like Tuna and MahiMahi

3) Do some research

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Yep and agreed ^^

I posted a thread about this earlier in the year as per a report featured on ABCNews about warnings from IIRC the CDC encouraging all person s (pregger or not) to limit seafood and seafood product intake overall (shellfish, fish, whatever) to no more than 2-3 times per week as due to PCB's & Mercury contamination of the food chain and human supply across the board.

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Old 10-04-2004, 12:38 PM   #20
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This thread has made me very hungry for sushi...mercury be damned.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:06 PM   #21
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So would farm raised salmon be safer then, as far as mercury levels?
I've read that farmed raised fish is problematic because it has higher levels of toxins. The reasoning is that the food farmed fish eat is from other fish, and the heavy metals stored in the fat of the food get ingested into the farmed fish, thereby concentrating the pollutants.

Cliff notes: Fish is good for you. Pollution is bad for you. Everything in moderation is good, but not always fun.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:14 PM   #22
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TUNA is the one with high mecury. So is Chilean Sea Bass (that's the highest.) Salmon is generally not an issue.

So, eat as much salmon as you want. Go easy on the Tuna.

I've been eating sushi for ... what ... 15 years now, no problems either way.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:25 PM   #23
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the way airflow over the USA works means that exhaust from factories in the midwest gets blown over New Hampshire and rained down in our lakes. we're dealing with everyone else's pollution. there is actually a limit on how many lake-harvested fish you're supposed to eat in NH
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:28 PM   #24
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the way airflow over the USA works means that exhaust from factories in the midwest gets blown over New Hampshire and rained down in our lakes. we're dealing with everyone else's pollution. there is actually a limit on how many lake-harvested fish you're supposed to eat in NH
Maybe NH needs a Ver.5 wing to fix that airflow problem.


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