HIGH MERCURY CONTENT IN FARMED SALMON?

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Offline Beaker

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« on: 14/07/2009 19:22:20 »
We are having Farmed Salmon tonight and have it once a week.

Does anyone know, is this too much on the grounds that someone told me that farmed salmon contains HIGH levels of mercury and that we shouldn't eat it more than once every 2 weeks.

I eat salmon on Sundays and Tuna 4 days a week, should I worry?

Anyway what are the symptoms of too much mercury?

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« Reply #1 on: 15/07/2009 01:28:38 »
someone told me that farmed salmon contains HIGH levels of mercury and that we shouldn't eat it more than once every 2 weeks.

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The levels [of mercury] found in wild salmon were three times higher than in farmed salmon.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/109789.php

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« Reply #2 on: 15/07/2009 17:41:52 »
Thanks Chemistry4Me, for taking the time to reply to me

I am reading lots of conflicting information online as to the real risks of eating such a quantity of Salmon & Tuna (5 - 6 times a week).

I have been experiencing 2 health problems, which started around the time I changed to such a fish based diet. I now have quite itchy skin and am suffering slight memory loss, but these of course could be anything...

Should I be worried about my Methyl Mercury intake?

I wish there was some agreement by an independant food governing body as to the risks about this! I would love to find out more if anyone has anything to add, thanks

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« Reply #3 on: 15/07/2009 19:31:10 »
I enjoy smoked salmon a few times a week..i abso luff it !!

i recall hearing about this a while ago !!

It concerns me that with so much mercury content that my only redeeming use in later life will be as a thermometer  !
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« Reply #4 on: 15/07/2009 19:36:38 »
Also Neil, could eating too much Mercury cause your music tastes to prefer "Heavy Metal"?   [;)]

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« Reply #5 on: 15/07/2009 22:01:25 »
Also Neil, could eating too much Mercury cause your music tastes to prefer "Heavy Metal"?   [;)]

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I can't remember !!  [;)]
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« Reply #6 on: 15/07/2009 22:33:44 »
LOL.. I eat very little fish.. I like tuna and cod... imatation crab..etc.. but really not so muched Salmon although some smoked salmon with lowfat cream cheese and crackers is yummy and mixed with some of the more pungent cheeses..YUMMY!

If its shaped like a fish smells like fish and tastes fishy like some fish, and is still wearing its skin and head, Then I shall not be partaking of said fish!

LOL..For me it has had to come in baby steps as I really hated to eat fish the flavor kills me off!

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« Reply #7 on: 16/07/2009 02:12:09 »
LOL.. I eat very little fish.. I like tuna and cod... imatation crab..etc.. but really not so muched Salmon although some smoked salmon with lowfat cream cheese and crackers is yummy and mixed with some of the more pungent cheeses..YUMMY!

If its shaped like a fish smells like fish and tastes fishy like some fish, and is still wearing its skin and head, Then I shall not be partaking of said fish!

LOL..For me it has had to come in baby steps as I really hated to eat fish the flavor kills me off!





So ...ewe luff fish then ?  [;D]
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« Reply #8 on: 16/07/2009 03:27:53 »
Yes.. Luff it indeedy! LOL

Hey we have a nice Chinese smörgåsbord here, that makes a killer imitation crab salad.. you know cod and other nice white fishes.. shark etc.. which I actually love! I eat too much of it when I go there to eat.. celery fish the cheeses the dark pot sticker sauce I put over it to add a tad of flavor... ummmmmYummy!

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