NPR: Mercury Content in Tuna

NPR reports a new study by Consumer Reports claims pregnant women should completely avoid all varieties of canned tuna due to mercury contamination. It was previously thought that canned "light" tuna was safe for consumption, but research revealed it can be equally if not more dangerous. Listen to the podcast for the complete report.

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Linda - June 9, 2006 9:52 AM

Igh...I saw this yesterday, too. Scary stuff. I heard about this years ago (about mercury and the dolphin issue) and I can't believe people continued to eat it! Why is it still purchased? I mean, it's been all over the local news and for years.

anet - June 12, 2006 6:53 PM

yeah, this mercury is scary. my husband is always saying "mercury makes lead look like food in comparison"

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