Eat fish; it’s healthy.
Except when it isn’t.
That’s the quandary that many Pacific Northwest and Columbia River Basin tribal members face as they try to balance their strong historic and cultural ties to salmon with modern studies that show salmon in their area can be polluted by contaminants — among them mercury and a host of other toxic chemicals.
The quandary arises because many tribal members eat more than what health officials suggest is the safe amount of salmon each month — eight 8-ounce servings. Because of that, they are particularly vulnerable to the contaminants that can be in
13 Dec 2022 — EU regulators have warned of an overall increase in reported cases of zoonotic diseases and foodborne outbreaks compared to the previous year, while adding that levels are still “well below” those of the pre-pandemic years.
These findings were revealed in the latest annual EU One Health zoonosis report, released by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
“The general drop compared to pre-pandemic years in reported cases and outbreaks is probably linked to COVID-19 control measures, which were still in place in 2021,” highlights the organization.