March 2004 Issue

Swimming Upstream: Is It Okay to Eat Salmon In Face of Latest Study?

As if the beef crisis weren’t enough, now it’s salmon being maligned—the one fish most people like to eat, finally affordable, thanks to fish farms. A recent, much publicized study funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts found salmon contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals known as organochlorines, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) and dioxin.

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