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Any home kit to measure the mercury content in food?

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Old 01-11-2004, 04:46 AM
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My family likes to eat fish. With all this talk about mercury content
in fish I am wondering if there is a reasonably quick and easy way to
measure dangerous levels of mercury content in fish?

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Old 01-11-2004, 05:10 AM
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No, there is no home kit / easy way for the low levels of mercury involved.
You also have to grind up the fish. Kind of defeats the purpose
of testing.


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Old 01-11-2004, 05:51 AM
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On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 05:10:00 GMT, "Henry Boyter" <[Only registered users see links. ].com>
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Not really. One could grind up a representative sample and eat the
rest.

PF
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Old 01-11-2004, 10:59 AM
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Its best to stick a meat thermometer into the raw fish. If it does not
move then the fish is safe - as per FDA guidelines.

Joel




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Old 01-11-2004, 11:00 AM
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Henry!

I guess you do not like fishburger or fishburger quarterpounder widda
cheese ............


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Old 01-11-2004, 11:56 AM
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Two all-fish patties, special sauce, pickles, lettuce, tomato, on a
sesame seed bun ........


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Old 01-12-2004, 12:31 AM
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MM22 wrote:


The best way to avoid mercury from fish is to not eat shark and tuna.

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Old 01-12-2004, 07:09 AM
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That prompted me to ask this: In this particular store grocery, they
put a label on Salmon saying that *color added*. I never When I
inquired about it, the guy said ..."Oh ..they were fed carrot or
something like that." I didn't believe him but didn't ask any other
employee there.

Does any one know about this color thing on Salmon?
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:29 AM
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> The best way to avoid mercury from fish is to not eat shark and tuna.

As well as fresh water fish from lakes/streams with a paper mill (as
well as other more obvious heavy metal industries of course) nearby.
Generally forget about eels and other scavengers.
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:56 AM
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On 11 Jan 2004 23:09:33 -0800, [Only registered users see links. ] (amanda) wrote:


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This may not be so. I tried fishing once with a carrot tied on the end
of my pole, but I got no bites.

(A couple of donkeys came by though and looked interested.)


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