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(Scotsman)   Pregnant women told to limit tuna intake. Sorry, Charlie.   ( divider line
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2003-02-18 09:04:41 AM  
Now it is time to focus on tuna output.

i kill me.
2003-02-18 09:49:23 AM  
Pregnant women told to limit tuna intake

If her husband was told this, she wouldn't be pregnant.
2003-02-18 11:28:26 AM  
Lesbian surrogate mothers surrender.
2003-02-18 11:34:14 AM  
This is not news it's olds.
2003-02-18 01:17:32 PM  
How is this amusing?
I watched a segment on 20/20 about this. They said pregnant women and small children shouldn't eat any tuna because the mercury levels are so high now.
This deserves a "scary" tag.
2003-02-18 01:28:27 PM  
Oh damn, its that pesky Farkian sense of humor thing again....

Smoke salmon instead. Yeah, I know, it IS hard to keep lit.
2003-02-18 03:59:03 PM  
Old news. Mercury bad thing for babies. DUH!
2003-02-18 03:59:38 PM  
Sorry Charlie!

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2003-02-18 04:03:37 PM  
Back when my mom was pregnant with me in the early 80s she ate lots of tuna. I came out really smart, but mercury poisoned.

I just made that last part up.
2003-02-18 04:03:40 PM  
GIS for "tuna intake".

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*This is the first time I have ever, seriously ever used LOL, and acutually ment LOL.
2003-02-18 04:08:39 PM  

Asinine. It was her desire for smoked sausage that got her pregnant in the first place.

If you let this guy buy the groceries, all he'll buy you is Tuna:

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2003-02-18 04:10:48 PM  
> GraphicAddiction
> Smoke salmon instead.
Actually, you are very correct. Salmon is not a mercury-carrying fish, and some people are suggesting that the fatty acids (abundant in salmon) are good for preventing autism. The drop in general fish-eating is thought to be part of the cause for the rise in autism.
2003-02-18 04:39:40 PM  
That made me hungry. Guess I'll have to go get some sushi later. mmmmmm
2003-02-18 04:40:59 PM  
From what I understand (never have been nor will ever be pregnant), you are supposed to limit your fish intake, not just tuna, because of the danger of mercury.
2003-02-18 04:42:43 PM  
Well I guess wifey shouldn't have eaten that "thermometer stew" last night.
2003-02-18 04:49:55 PM  
Ya know, husbands of pregnant women should limit their tuna intake, especially by the third trimester.
2003-02-18 04:52:09 PM  
Old news....
2003-02-18 04:53:06 PM  
They do encourage you to eat fish, but once or twice a week. Article says more than two cans a week, which would be pretty cruel.
2003-02-18 04:55:25 PM  

Salmon is indeed a good source of omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (or EFAs) that also help the body reduce imflammation, improve the immune system and reduce body fat. Other good sources are: mackeral, herring, anchovies, snapper(!), bass, bluefish, and trout. So - eat more FISH!
2003-02-18 04:57:14 PM  
Sounds like a junk science scare to me. It's smart to be cautious, but I take this kind of info with a grain of salt.

I remember when microwave ovens caused birth defects and brain tumors.
2003-02-18 04:58:08 PM  

Life'll kill ya
That's what I said
Life'll kill ya
Then you'll be dead

- Warren Zevon
2003-02-18 05:08:16 PM  
Researchers in the United States last week claimed a link between breast cancer and the use of artificial light.

Scientists believe shift workers may be particularly at risk, because artificial light interferes with melatonin levels and affects the body's production of the sex hormone oestrogen.

And this relates to the rest of the story how?
2003-02-18 05:20:47 PM  
Pregnant women told to limit tuna intake. Sorry, Charlie.

There goes half my pr0n collection right there.
2003-02-18 05:22:49 PM  
I don't know what I'd do without tuna.
2003-02-18 05:26:32 PM  
All other people are advised to ignore the potential risk of mercury ingestion...
2003-02-18 05:32:37 PM  
Old news.
2003-02-18 05:45:51 PM  

That wasn't some weird-ass diet to prevent allergies, was it? Because my mother, in the early 80s, ate a ton of tuna when she was pregnant with both me and my younger brother because it was part of some weird diet to keep us from having to go in and get allergy shots twice a month, like my parents had to. Also, it meant instead of growing up with PB&J, I ate tuna for lunch probably 5 days a week for, oh, 5, 8 years or something.

And, as I warily eye the stack of thesis books lurking above me, I doubt it made me less smart.

Oh, yeah, besides that, old news.
2003-02-18 05:54:21 PM  
me no like bush smell like tune. no no no
2003-02-18 06:16:02 PM  
Would a tuna-melt be allright?
2003-02-18 06:27:29 PM  
Flourocarbons in the ozone layer
First the water then the wildlife go...
Pretty soon there's not a creature stirrin'
'Cept the robots at the dynamo
And it's worse when I try to remember
When I think about then and now
I'd rather see it on the News at Eleven
Sit back, and watch it run straight down

-Also Warren Zevon
2003-02-18 06:32:09 PM  
skin boat to tuna town
2003-02-18 06:32:14 PM  
Oh please, this is old news.

Besides, try the following experiment:

1. Pregnant woman
2. can of tuna
3. Open can of tuna in front of pregnant woman
4. stand back. Further back. Oops, not far enough.
2003-02-18 07:23:01 PM  
2003-02-18 07:57:07 PM  
another reason to only eat tuna safe canned dolphin
2003-02-18 08:09:27 PM  
..and the blind man said "Good morning, ladies"...

2003-02-18 09:25:51 PM  
eat dolphins
2003-02-18 09:27:16 PM  
¬ _ ¬ oh.
2003-02-18 09:36:15 PM  
There is an FDA site that has a graph of how often is recommended to eat what sort of fish. E.g. once a month...twice during a full moon, NEVER etc.. It's kinda freaky, seeing that the FDA is so *on it* conservative.(hahaha)

02-18-03 04:10:48 PM Fogice
> GraphicAddiction
> Smoke salmon instead.
Actually, you are very correct. Salmon is not a mercury-carrying fish, and some people are suggesting that the fatty acids (abundant in salmon) are good for preventing autism. The drop in general fish-eating is thought to be part of the cause for the rise in autism.

I ate shiatLOADS of salmon while preggers.
The jury is still out whether it made my kid stupid, a genius, or a stupid genius.
2003-02-18 10:06:51 PM  
Damnitall, yet another tried-and-true plan foiled by so called "scientists". I'll just hope most pregnant women don't read the news.
2003-02-18 10:57:05 PM  
Heh Heh, polluted oceans, birth defects, so amusing!!!
2003-02-19 12:25:22 AM  
Pollution, pollution
Use the latest toothpaste
Then, rinse your mouth
With industrial waste
2003-02-19 01:39:00 AM  
Errr...uh...then how come WIC always gives pregnant/breastfeeding women tuna?
2003-02-19 09:22:18 AM  
Cuz WIC isn't always paying attention to things...

You can tune a piano, but you can't...
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