The following warning came in an article at Newsmax.com dated May 19, 2015 regarding “Mercury in Tuna”:
“Consumer Reports is sounding the alarm about mercury in tuna, following a new study showing levels of toxic heavy metal in tuna have increased dramatically over the last 15 years….. “Using the current safety limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a new analysis by the magazine’s health experts indicates that a 48 pound child who eats more than 1.4 ounces of tuna per week – about one third of a can, or a single sandwich – could be at risk for brain damaging mercury exposure. “A woman weighing about 140 pounds would exceed it by eating more than 4.5 ounces weekly….. Canned tuna is the second most popular seafood in the U.S. (shrimp is No. 1) and is responsible for about 37 percent of American’s dietary mercury exposure. “Consumer Reports experts argue these new studies provide compelling evidence that federal policies need to be changed to protect consumers. But until that happens, they advise consumers take active steps on their own to stay safe.”Read the entire article.