Experts Say Avoid Farmed Salmon

A new study examining the dioxin content of wild and farm-raised salmon indicates that people should avoid eating farmed salmon. Why?

After analyzing the dioxin content of farm-raised and wild salmon captured in different regions, a g roup of North American researchers found that farm-raised types contain between 3 and 10 times more dioxin than wild salmon.

Using guidelines from the World Health Organization, the researchers calculate that consumers should eat fewer than 10 meals of farm-raised salmon per month, and limit fish that’s raised on northern European farms to 4 times per month.

Continue reading about dioxin, PCBs, and other toxins in fish.

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