“Fish Contamination On The Rise”

Physicians and nutritionists continue to push the benefits of eating fish over that of beef.

Once considered to be one of the healthiest food sources on the planet, fish are now inundated with industrial and pharmaceutical pollutants. A study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center analyzed wastewater effluent for 150 contaminants and found 81 present in the samples. Fish in Washington’s Puget Sound are being contaminated by drug-laden discharge from wastewater treatment plants. More than 40 contaminants were detected in Puget Sound salmon, including some at levels that could harm their growth, reproduction and behavior. An October 2012 study found, “Elevated mercury levels, which can come from eating more fish – depending on the fish species – were tied to a higher risk of developing symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness or inattentiveness (ADHD, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder).”  Please remember that mercury has been implicated in autism as a result of the use of mercury containing vaccines.  Any level of mercury is considered to be toxic to human brain cells.

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