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Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Tuna Completely

A special report from Consumer Reports has advised pregnant women to avoid eating tuna because of mercury exposure, according to an article published by CBS News. While fish and other seafood do contain omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy nutrients, the report stressed that the risk of mercury exposure outweighs the benefits of consuming any seafood known to have high mercury levels. The report added that any adults who eat 24 ounces or more seafood per week should also avoid these fish, which also include shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the report published by Consumer Reports.