Eating Fish is Harmful

Fish is said to be a portion of healthy food, but a new study has revealed that eating fish is harmful to human health.

Feb 3, 2023 - 18:23
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Eating Fish is Harmful

Fish is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world and is generally considered to be beneficial for health, particularly in cardiovascular disease. It is said that, however, a new study has put a question mark on the healthiness of fish.

In this study conducted in the United States, researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed 500 samples of fish meat caught from freshwater reservoirs across the United States. Eating one freshwater fish is as harmful as drinking water contaminated with 'forever chemicals' for a month.

The research found that the average amount of PFAs in fish was 9,500 nanograms per kilogram, but the amount increased to 11,800 nanograms per kilogram in fish caught from large lakes such as Superior, Michigan, and Havren. The analysis estimated that eating fish contaminated with these chemicals was equivalent to drinking water contaminated with PFEs (48 parts per 10 trillion) for a month. This amount of PFAs is 280 times higher than the amount found in commercially caught and sold fish.

According to Dr. David Andrews, EWG senior scientist and lead author of the research, people who eat freshwater fish, especially those who catch and eat fish regularly, have dangerous levels of PFAs in their bodies. Presence is feared. It should be noted that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAs) compounds known as 'forever chemicals' are part of our daily life in many ways. Around us, PFEs exist in about 12,000 forms with many uses including firefighting foam, and non-stick coating on frying pans and textiles.

Experts say these compounds are also linked to cancer and other health problems.

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