Thursday, August 12, 2004

Flame-retardant Fish

I guess they don't have to worry about catching fire, anyway, right? Oh, right. They live in...water.

"Farmed salmon, already found to carry higher levels than wild salmon of chemicals such as PCBs, may also contain higher levels of flame-retardants, environmental researchers said on Wednesday."

Flame-retardant, eh? This could have potential. Maybe it's time we all started eating more salmon--farmed salmon, that is.

On the other hand, there's argument about whether these same chemicals--called PBDEs--cause cancer.

"If you're a chemist and you draw the structure, they look a lot like PCBs."

Well, thanks a lot, mister! Get my hopes up, why don't you?

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