Concerns on Mercury in Tuna Renewed

YONKERS, N.Y. — Based on mercury levels found in 42 random samples of tuna purchased online and in New York-area stores, Consumer Reports magazine suggests in its January 2011 issue that pregnant women should completely avoid eating tuna as a precaution, and that younger women and children should curb how much they eat. Every sample tested contained measurable levels of mercury. Levels were highest

YONKERS, N.Y. — Based on mercury levels found in 42 random samples of tuna purchased online and in New York-area stores, Consumer Reports magazine suggests in its January 2011 issue that pregnant women should completely avoid eating tuna as a precaution, and that younger women and children should curb how much they eat.

Every sample tested contained measurable levels of mercury. Levels were highest in white tuna, averaging 0.427 parts per million. “By eating 2.5 ounces o

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