Got Mercury? : In Their Own Words
A GotMercury? press release, Can the Tuna in Food Drive Donations, urged, " food donors give alternative protein sources such as canned beans or even canned chicken. Tuna can be harmful to women and children and considering the detrimental health problems mercury can cause, it is best that canned tuna not be donated at all.
Canned tuna is quite literally a lifesaver during times of economic crisis and weather emergency because it is protein-dense, nutritious, inexpensive and non-perishable; thats why nearly all food banks have it at the top of their recommended items list. (To contribute canned tuna and other needed items contact Sea Share).
The Dietary Guidelines for American encourage Americans to eat at least two servings of seafood a week including pregnant women and young children are encouraged to eat two servings of a variety of seafood each week in age-appropriate portions to match their calorie needs.