Toxins in farmed fish

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Toxins in farmed fish

Postby Shorty » Wed May 23, 2018 7:49 am

These articles focus on salmon. Other farmed fish like halibut, trout, and cod are also fed with ethoxyquin-containing fish feed.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/arti ... almon.aspx

"...toxicology testing reveals farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods in the world — more than five times more toxic than any other food tested. A global assessment of farmed salmon published in the January 2004 issue of Science found no less than 13 persistent organic pollutants in the fish, including PCBs and dioxins.

Other investigations reveal PCB concentrations in farmed salmon are, on average, eight times higher than in wild salmon. According to the authors, “Risk analysis indicates that consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon may pose health risks that detract from the beneficial effects of fish consumption.” Another group of scientists concluded that “Consumption of farmed salmon at relatively low frequencies results in elevated exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds with commensurate elevation in estimates of health risk.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14716013/

"Abstract
The annual global production of farmed salmon has increased by a factor of 40 during the past two decades. Salmon from farms in northern Europe, North America, and Chile are now available widely year-round at relatively low prices. Salmon farms have been criticized for their ecological effects, but the potential human health risks of farmed salmon consumption have not been examined rigorously. Having analyzed over 2 metric tons of farmed and wild salmon from around the world for organochlorine contaminants, we show that concentrations of these contaminants are significantly higher in farmed salmon than in wild. European-raised salmon have significantly greater contaminant loads than those raised in North and South America, indicating the need for further investigation into the sources of contamination. Risk analysis indicates that consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon may pose health risks that detract from the beneficial effects of fish consumption."

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Re: Toxins in farmed fish

Postby Shorty » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:25 am

This 11-year-old boy reportedly died of an allergic reaction after smelling fish
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/11-year ... 33550.html

"While Jean-Pierre’s family suspects the boy died of an allergic reaction, the official cause of death still has yet to be determined."


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