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Aside from vitamins and proteins researchers found levels of mercury in canned tuna

CBS5 - Canned tuna is a healthy source of vitamins and protein, but it also contains some levels of mercury. Whether it's enough to require posted warning signs is being debated in a state appellate court. In the meantime, CBS 5's Sue Kwon conducted her own unscientific experiment tracking consumption of canned tuna and measuring levels of mercury.

The experiment involved eating 20 five-ounce cans of albacore tuna over 20 days and not eating seafood that could contain mercury and impact the experiment.

Canned tuna is packed with lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids which studies show benefit the heart, brain, and eyes. But even the fishing industry acknowledges, it does contain mercury. It's a chemical that could be toxic at certain levels and erase those benefits as well as cause problems in an unborn baby.

The full article can be found on the website of CBS 5. (jdo)

Published on: 08/12/2009

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