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Mercury levels in canned tuna sparks concern


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.

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