Can tuna damage our health?

Can tuna damage our health?

After conducting tests on students who regularly consumed canned tuna, the researchers found small doses of mercury in their bodies.

Mercury is a chemical element harmful to human health. To conduct the study, the scientists used student hair samples, 54 percent of which consumed tuna three times a week, which may already be above the dose of methyl-mercury considered safe by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Seven of the participants admitted eating tuna 20 times a week. Myra Finkelstein, an adjunct professor at the institution, said that the results did not necessarily mean that students suffered the effects of toxicity, but that at such a level of consumption it is advisable to reduce mercury exposure.

Read more in Jornal de Angola

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