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Tuna Calculator

Tuna Calculator

Sunday, January 4, 2004

How much tuna can you eat safely?
EWG tells you what the FDA won't.

This site uses the FDA's own scientific guidelines for what constitutes a safe dose of mercury to calculate the maximum amount of tuna you can safely eat each week and not exceed what the FDA considers a safe exposure level. As you'll see, the results don't jibe with the seafood consumption advisory the agency is proposing.

If followed, the FDA's proposed advice to consumers — to eat 12 ounces of a variety of fish per week — could result in more women getting unsafe levels of mercury in their bodies than currently do — assuming they have no other exposure to mercury than from tuna.


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