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Tests Show Top Tuna Brands Have High Mercury Levels

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avatar Tests Show Top Tuna Brands Have High Mercury Levels
February 07, 2010 09:19AM
(Dolphins' revenge??)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_94928.html
Tests Show Top Tuna Brands Have High Mercury Levels
White typically has greater levels of the toxin than non-Albacore

THURSDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Tests on more than 300 samples of canned tuna from the top three brands in the United States revealed that more than half contained mercury levels above what's considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), found that 55 percent of the samples had mercury levels higher than the EPA standard of 0.5 parts per million (ppm) and 5 percent had levels higher than the 1.0 ppm safety level set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for commercially sold fish.

The health effects of mercury poisoning include central nervous system damage, hearing loss and vision problems....



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