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Tests Show Top Tuna Brands Have High Mercury Levels
Date:2/5/2010

d information to consumers about the mercury content of each product and to disclose tuna harvest locations. In addition, the EPA and FDA need to have similar tuna consumption guidelines to lessen consumer confusion.

The study is published in the February issue of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.

Many states have adopted EPA guidelines on tuna consumption, which suggest an average child consume only one can of tuna roughly every two weeks to ensure an acceptable level of mercury exposure.

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The U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has more about the health effects of mercury.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, news release, Jan. 31, 2010


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