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September 2006 Issue

So, Is Any Tuna Still Safe to Eat? New Data on Light Tuna Scrutinized

Q. I’ve heard that experts now advise pregnant women to avoid all canned tuna because it contains high levels of mercury. What about the rest of us?
A. That caution was based on an analysis of new data from the Food and Drug Administration. But the rest of us can safely eat tuna—within limits.

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