28 Jan '16, 7pm

Ocean fish around the globe tainted with toxic chemicals, new study shows

Ocean fish around the globe tainted with toxic chemicals, new study shows

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California-San Diego published a report this week in the journal PeerJ , detailing the study of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in seafood samples from across the world’s oceans. The pollutants , stemming from agricultural and industrial applications, include DDT, mercury, flame retardants, coolants, and other chemicals. The toxic agents find their way into the world’s oceans, and wind up in the consumable meat of marine fish to varying levels. To arrive at this conclusion, the research team evaluated hundreds of peer-reviewed articles from 1969-2012.

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