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Tuesday, 30 March 1971

Senator WILLESEE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - Has the Minister for Health seen a report that tests carried out by the Melbourne scientific instrument firm of Varian Techtron Pty Ltd have shown that samples of canned tuna sold in Australia have shown a mercury content of up to 100 times the World Health Organisation recommended maximum level? Will the Minister take steps to ensure that these products are periodically tested and that the importation and sale of canned seafoods which constitute a danger to health are prohibited?

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