Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More

47 comments on “Are Microplastics in Seafood a Cancer Risk?

  1. Do seaweeds also get contaminated with plastics? What about hydroponically grown greens? They use sometimes plastic holders for veggie plants to grow in.

  2. Didn't they feed by-catch and rotten fish to chickens in the US or something? -That would explain how the PCBs end up in the human food chain…

  3. Human beings are so arrogant they actually call creatures living in our oceans " seafood" LOL. They think the oceans are there for humans to harvest. The only way this is permitted is everything is hidden underwater. If it were above ground we'd realize we are causing the greatest extinction ever. The oceans are our toilet and garbage dump. Can you imagine if cows were fed garbage , plastic and feces ? Stop eating "seafood" . Leave it to the sharks . Oh yeah, we are making sharks extinct too. The human species should get an award for the biggest brains not used in the animal kingdom.

  4. Can you please start a international ban of plastic microbeads petition? We all will sign and bring it to United nation's forum.

  5. People can stop using cosmetics completely until the industry rids itself of microbeads and the plastic containers for its products.

  6. Saw you live at VegFest yesterday (28 Apr, 2019), and it was great! Thank you SO much for both this site, and for the talks you give. Thank you for helping save lives!

  7. Each of us can do something. Next time you go to the dentist and they hand out toothpaste, you can inform them about micro beads in these commercial toothpastes and they enter our waterways and wind up in the food chain. You can get bead free at your local coop or natural food stores.

  8. I always feel bad for body- builders and ‘health conscious’ people buying cans of tuna at the grocery store. Wish I could tell them to put it back and get some veggies n beans instead!

  9. The Maldives consume (by far) the most seafood, yet according to wiki their cancer rate falls outside the TOP 54 countries ranked according to new cancer cases per 100,000 population.

  10. It’s simple. Vote with your $, people. Stop supporting these industries at all costs and watch them change quicker than Superman in a phone booth.

  11. In my evolution into a herbivorous eating paradigm, seafood was one of my final hold-outs, thinking at the time that it was healthier than land animals. I have been studying this micro-plastic topic for a while, and I am happy to no longer be eating seafood any more. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I was buying tin tuna, a sustainable one here in Australia but, I’ve decided months ago to go meat, and dairy free. I had some blood tests while eating Tuna and my mercury levels were high as were my heavy metals. All ok now since eliminating from my diet. As for micro-plastics in seafood. There is proof that we ingest some microplastics so it’s another reason to avoid seafood. I did find small green plastic in my tin of Sardines and Mackeral, both from sustainable organic practices.

  13. How about the chemicals from plastic floating around,? I read that the chemicals do get into seafood as well.

  14. The microplastics are a cancer risk, yes. But the fish itself, coming from a wild source, eaten in moderation is not.

  15. So what about the bottled water I brought home in a plastic bottle? Or what about the frozen blueberries and broccoli I brought home in a plastic bag?

  16. When I was in college, I worked in a plastic factory that made plastic bags. The whole factory had a very odd PVC smell. Thank goodness I only worked there for the summer. It turns out that workers who worked in those factories for 20 years came down with liver cancer just from breathing the fumes.

  17. This really makes me upset, because I like tuna, and love Alaskan salmon. To avoid ingesting too much mercury, I've already limiting my fish intake to just about 5 to 6 oz per week. (That's about two "5 oz" cans, after draining all water weight.) And I only buy products marked as wild caught, and sustainably caught. But it sounds like now, even wild caught fish is contaminated with pollutants — probably(?) just in lesser amounts than in farm-raised fish. Now I'm wondering how much of these toxins can really be removed from the body by taking chelators like EDTA, spirulina and chlorella? Sounds like it's time to eat less fish and even more organic eggs and plant-based proteins than I already do. 🥚🥜🍠🥦

  18. Wait! There's more we can do! Bury the evidence! Call everything "fake news" or a conspiracy! Tear down regulations that have protected us for generations! Call everyone who thinks for themselves a communist! Eat more plastic! Eat everything! Deregulate and/or privatize everything else! EAT THE PLASTIC! EAT THE PLASTIC! EAT THE PLASTIC!

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