No wonder consumers are confused.
On one hand, we’re told that salmon are one of the world’s healthiest foods, a great source of vitamin D, vitamin B12, protein and omega-3 fats, which are good for heart, eye, brain and joint health.
On the other hand, the state Department of Health has fish consumption advisories in place that tell us not to eat more than one meal per week of Puget Sound chinook salmon, or, if the chinook salmon resides full-time in Puget Sound and doesn’t migrate to sea, no more than two meals per month.
The reason: salmon pick up and accumulate toxins in their fish tissue, nasty things like dioxin, mercury and PCBs, pollutants that persist in the environment and work their way up the food chain.
It can be confusing at best to chart the right course of action when it comes to eating salmon.
Wild salmon from the oceans have lower pollution levels, especially those from the remote waterways of Alaska and .... http://www.theolympian.com/2012/04/27/2084221/mixed-signals-over-sound-salmon.html