MADISON (WKOW)-- Children may be consuming high levels of mercury with their tuna fish sandwiches at school and at home.
That's according to research by the Mercury Policy Project, a consumer advocacy group. MPP tested the mercury content of nearly 60 samples of canned tuna. The group says albacore, or white tuna, can triple a child's mercury exposure. They recommend schools and parents not serve it.
The group also says children under 55 pounds should limit "light" tuna to one meal, once a month, and twice a month for children over that weight. Experts say no child should eat tuna every day.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Program Manager Jessica Miller at 608-661-2794. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.