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Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers…

…fail to cover all types of contaminants

Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to contaminants like persistent organic pollutants. The researchers’ model estimates that women who stop eating fish shortly before or during their pregnancy may only lower their child’s exposure to POPs by 10 to 15 per cent…

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Peer-reviewed pilot studies on farmed salmon

  1. A study by Easton et al. in Chemosphere examined four farmed and four wild salmon purchased in British Columbia. It reports higher levels of PCBs, some organochlorine pesticides, and PBDEs (flame retardants) in the farmed salmon…
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Contaminant loadings in farmed salmon,…

ABSTRACT
This pilot study examined five commercial salmon feeds, four farmed salmon (one Atlantic, three chinooks) and four wild salmon (one chinook, one chum, two sockeyes) from the Pacific Coast for PCBs (112 congeners), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs – 41 congeners), 25 organochlorine pesticides (OPs), 20 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and methyl and inorganic mercury. The farmed salmon showed consistently higher levels of PCBs, PBDEs, OPs (except toxaphene) than the wild salmon…

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Global Assessment of Organic Contaminants…

…in Farmed Salmon

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…

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How Dangerous is Farmed Salmon?

A just-released study commissioned by the Pew Foundation measured levels of organic contaminants in 700 fish (about two metric tons), purchased from wholesalers and retailers in large cities in North America and Europe…

The general findings are shocking: the expert commission found that the total organic contaminants were consistently and significantly more concentrated in the farmed salmon as a group than in wild salmon…

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Contaminants in Farmed vs. Wild Salmon

FINDINGS
Analysis of salmon fillets from about 700 farmed and wild salmon produced in eight major farmed salmon producing regions and purchased in 16 large cities in North America and Europe found significantly higher concentrations of contaminants in farmed salmon than in their wild counterparts…

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