Unformatted text preview: processed tuna. This finding would help to know what amounts are tolerable for someone to intake or what the chances are for someone getting sick from mercury poisoning. Selenium is also an element that is commonly found in fish. Although it is not as toxic as mercury, from a quick Wikipedia study, high amounts of it can in fact be toxic. This may be more unlikely but it would still be interesting to know the amounts of selenium in different fish and what is tolerable. Knowing the elemental composition of some of the most common eaten fish could help people be more cautious about their fish intakes and also be safer....
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- Fall '08
- Chemistry, Chemical element, elemental composition, Nolan Bradshaw, fish. Mercury poisoning, elemental composition choice