Chemical Warfare in the Deep: Biomagnification Making Its Way to Our Dinner Table

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Fishing, for many communities, is a tradition and way of life. Moreover, seafood and freshwater fish make up a large part of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids in people’s diets. At Seaside Sustainability, we’ve researched sustainable solutions to seafood and begun to understand how to avoid perpetuating harmful practices of overfishing; however, we should also be cognizant of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in the fish we eat. Considering the potential mercury poisoning people can experience from consuming certain types of fish, how should consumers avoid thi