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Thousands of food poisoning cases believed to be caused by fish are actually caused by environmental pollution

People are fond of seafood. In the U.S., this means that a person, on average, will consume more than 47 pounds (around 21.51 kg) of fish and seafood in a year. Unfortunately, this also means that his chances of being poisoned by eating contaminated fish are also increased. An article published in the journal Global Food Security looked at the impact of these outbreaks, as well as possible solutions to mitigate the effects.  Seafood, for the most part, is an essential part of a healthy diet; however, it isn’t without risk. The likelihood of being poisoned after eating seafood, identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “an underrecognized health hazard,” is a real threat – with factors such as coral reef damage and the spread of toxic algal blooms only increasing the risk of illness.  Read more...

 

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