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Why suspicious deaths and violence plague the seafood industry and what we can do about it

There is a certain romanticism about fishing, an ancient practice that brings to mind the Biblical Saint Peter, famously a fisherman, or perhaps the titular protagonist of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” Behind every fish, crustacean and other form of seafood we eat is a story, or how that food landed on our plates....

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Eating just one freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of “forever chemical”–laced water

No one would willingly drink a cup of carpet coating, shampoo or eye makeup — and yet, many of us routinely eat food that contains some of the same nasty chemicals. All of those aforementioned products contain a chemical called PFOS (short for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) — which are in turn part of a class of everyday chemicals known as PFAS (short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) — and a new study in the scientific journal Environmental Research has disgusting news: Eating just a single serving of freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of water laced with PFOS at harmfully high levels....

Originally posted on salon.com

Eating just one freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of “forever chemical”–laced water

No one would willingly drink a cup of carpet coating, shampoo or eye makeup — and yet, many of us routinely eat food that contains some of the same nasty chemicals. All of those aforementioned products contain a chemical called PFOS (short for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) — which are in turn part of a class of everyday chemicals known as PFAS (short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) — and a new study in the scientific journal Environmental Research has disgusting news: Eating just a single serving of freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of water laced with PFOS at harmfully high levels....

Originally posted on salon.com

Eating just one freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of “forever chemical”–laced water

No one would willingly drink a cup of carpet coating, shampoo or eye makeup — and yet, many of us routinely eat food that contains some of the same nasty chemicals. All of those aforementioned products contain a chemical called PFOS (short for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) — which are in turn part of a class of everyday chemicals known as PFAS (short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) — and a new study in the scientific journal Environmental Research has disgusting news: Eating just a single serving of freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of water laced with PFOS at harmfully high levels....

Originally posted on salon.com

Eating just one freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of “forever chemical”–laced water

No one would willingly drink a cup of carpet coating, shampoo or eye makeup — and yet, many of us routinely eat food that contains some of the same nasty chemicals. All of those aforementioned products contain a chemical called PFOS (short for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) — which are in turn part of a class of everyday chemicals known as PFAS (short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) — and a new study in the scientific journal Environmental Research has disgusting news: Eating just a single serving of freshwater fish is like drinking a month’s worth of water laced with PFOS at harmfully high levels....

Originally posted on salon.com