PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY
Eating Tuna Safely
This table provides guidelines on how much canned tuna it is safe to eat, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. While mercury poses the most serious health threat to children and women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, others may also wish to use this list as a guide.
|If you weigh:||Don't eat more than one can every:|
|White Albacore||Chunk Light|
|20 lbs||10 weeks||3 weeks|
|30 lbs||6 weeks||2 weeks|
|40 lbs||5 weeks||11 days|
|50 lbs||4 weeks||9 days|
|60 lbs||3 weeks||7 days|
|70 lbs||3 weeks||6 days|
|80 lbs||2 weeks||6 days|
|90 lbs||2 weeks||5 days|
|100 lbs||2 weeks||5 days|
|110 lbs||12 days||4 days|
|120 lbs||11 days||4 days|
|130 lbs||10 days||4 days|
|140 lbs||10 days||3 days|
|150+ lbs||9 days||3 days|
|Source: Food and Drug Administration test results for mercury and fish, and the Environmental Protection Agency's determination of safe levels of mercury.|
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, use this guide to see what amounts of fish caught and sold commercially are safe to eat.
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