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Killer Fish: How Eating Aquatic Life Endangers Your Health

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People the world over are eating more fish than ever before. Many mainstream nutrition experts claim that fish are healthful alternatives to red meat and dairy products because of their omega-3 fatty acid content. However, the contamination of fish species by industrial and consumer pollutants is posing an increased risk to human health. Widely held beliefs about the safety of eating aquatic creatures is challenged in these pages by a range of evidence about the many toxins, particularly mercury and ...

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Overview

People the world over are eating more fish than ever before. Many mainstream nutrition experts claim that fish are healthful alternatives to red meat and dairy products because of their omega-3 fatty acid content. However, the contamination of fish species by industrial and consumer pollutants is posing an increased risk to human health. Widely held beliefs about the safety of eating aquatic creatures is challenged in these pages by a range of evidence about the many toxins, particularly mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), that travel up the food chain into both farmed and wild fish and then into the humans who eat them. The book also examines the ethical dimension of human conduct and cruelty toward other forms of life and the extent to which an animal's intelligence should determine whether we eat them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570672859
  • Publisher: Book Publishing Company, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 732,944
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Christian Tal Schaller, MD v

Introduction: What Do You Really Know About Fish? vii

Chapter 1 How Aquatic Life Got Contaminated 1

Chapter 2 How Fish Consumption Affects Human Health 17

Chapter 3 Guess What Is Really in Sushi 31

Chapter 4 Sexual Disruption in Fish Threatens Humans 41

Chapter 5 The Omega-3 Health Argument Is Fishy 57

Chapter 6 The Big Myth: Farmed Fish Are Safer Than Wild 77

Chapter 7 The Overfishing Problem, Unsolved 87

Chapter 8 All Sea Life May Perish in Our Lifetime 95

Conclusion 107

Reference Notes 111

Appendix: Scientific Case Studies Against Eating Fish 129

Glossary 145

Index 149

About the Author 164

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