You’ve likely heard that you’re not supposed to eat too much tuna while pregnant. You’re also supposed to limit how much tuna you feed your kids.
Tuna is known to have a high mercury content, and mercury is linked to developmental delay and various other health concerns.
Now, some are saying the benefits of eating tuna may outweigh the risk. Consumer Reports (and others) are fighting back.
For more than a decade, federal agencies have said that women of childbearing age and young children should limit their weekly consumption of albacore (white) tuna. That’s because it contains three times more mercury, on average, than canned light tuna; even just a few sandwiches can expose some people to too much. Now a federal committee is suggesting that the warning be eliminated, a move that Consumer Reports’ experts strongly oppose.