Mercury, Tuna and Pregnancy

Katharine Mieszkowski, in an article in today’s Salon (ad click through needed), infers a very logical question:
If the methylmercury levels found in canned tuna is as dangerous as Consumer Reports believes (they advise pregnant women not to eat canned tuna, regardless of whether it’s chunk light or albacore), then why is the USDA, through the WIC program, still giving nursing mothers vouchers that can be redeemed for cans of tuna?
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