Bad for Me, Why? Fish Contain Metals and Toxins

Industrial pollutants in seawater accumulate in fish, and those elements are passed along to humans who eat them. Eating fish means ingesting chemicals and metals such as mercury, dioxins, neurotoxins, arsenic, DDT, putrescine, AGE’s, PCB’s, PDBE’s, alkylphenol endocrine disruptors, and even prescription drugs that end up in rivers and streams. Eating organic fish may not significantly lower one’s exposure. For more information, see the article on fish on Nutritionfacts.org. 

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