Eating Tuna While Pregnant? Not So Wise, Says Consumer Reports

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Not too long ago, the guiding rule was thus: Pregnant women should eat no more than 12 ounces of tuna a week. Now, Consumer Reports is changing its tune. No tuna. Period. (via Healthland)

It has always been widely known that seafood can pose a danger for pregnant women and children – that the mercury in the material can affect a fetus, even in minor doses.

But the Consumer Reports research raises the level of concern to a whole new level. The publication bought cans of tuna in and around New York and found that white tuna contains far more mercury than light tuna. Their expert opinion: Pregnant women should avoid tuna altogether. They also issued guidelines for children; Read the full report at Healthland.