How much mercury is safe for human consumption?



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    Not much; it depends on body weight. The link has a method for calculating the limit for mercury from fish.

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    It depends on body weight, but the formula for the EPA’s recommended limit is roughly .1 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day.

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    Rigibson and langg hit it on the head. Also, if you are referring to the mercury in fish, which has been a hot topic in recent years, the effect is minimal, from what I understand. However, if one is exposed to elevated levels of mercury, then he or she may suffer birth defects, rashes, or death in extreme cases.

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