According to the FDA: shrimp, crab, salmon, pollock, catfish, cod, tuna, and, tilapia are considered low mercury fish.
Tuna contains the highest amount of mercury in the low mercury fish category.
The Mayo Clinic says to limit albacore tuna, chunk white tuna and tuna steak to 6 ounces per week.
According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating 8-12 ounces of low mercury fish per week is safe for pregnant women.
The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) say up 12 ounces per week is safe.
All of the other low mercury fish are lower than that.
The fish containing the highest amount of mercury, tilefish, has 1,450 ppb mercury — very understandable that pregnant women and children are urged to not eat high mercury fish.
Consuming 25mcg of mercury in fish would almost double the amount the FDA considers safe for pregnant women.
I would also like to point out that *INGESTING* mercury is very different than *INJECTING* it straight into your muscle or blood stream.The amount of mercury in tuna sits between 12-14mcg per 12 ounces every year, and has never been recorded as going over 14mcg.[source EPA] Therefore, we can safely come to the conclusion that the FDA standard for mercury consumption in pregnant women is a maximum of 14mcg in one week, not the 25mcg that floats around on message boards.If you click on the first link, you can scroll down to the section that explains a little more about thimerosal and mercury in vaccines. According to the CDC, vaccines labeled “thimerosal-free” often have a little asterisk next to those words which lead you to something like: “This vaccine has ‘trace’ amounts of thimerosal, which the FDA says is equivalent to thimerosal-free products.” If we look closer into “thimerosal-free” vaccines, we will actually find that there is still a toxic amount of mercury contained in them. One contains 25 mcg of mercury (in the form of thimerosal with is 50% mercury.There is 50mcg of thimerosal in this flu shot) and is often given as the “regular” flu shot to those with no special circumstances.So yes, the flu vaccines still DOES contain thimerosal.