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Contaminants in Farmed Salmon:


In 2001 about 80 percent of the farmed salmon consumed in the U.S. was imported from Canada and Chile (44 and 36 percent, respectively). An estimated 11 percent was raised domestically, and the remaining nine percent came from Norway, the U.K, China and 28 other countries (NMFS 2002).




In three independent studies scientists tested 37 fishmeal and fish feed samples from six countries, and found PCB contamination in nearly every sample (Jacobs 2002, Easton 2002, and CFIA 1999). Although the data are too limited to carry statistical significance, PCB concentrations in fishmeal were highest on average in the Scottish samples, followed by samples from Canada, the United States, Russia, Iceland, and Peru, in order of decreasing levels. PCBs build up in salmon at 20 to 30 times the levels in their feed and surrounding environment (Jackson et. al 2001), so even low concentrations of PCBs in fishmeal can become a concern for human health.




Resume: Next time you go to buy Farmed Salmon, look at the label and make sure it's from Chile, Vancouver, or the U.S.A, but not from San Francisco! and not from Scotland or Norway!



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