Global Assessment of Organic Contaminants in Farmed Salmon

  title={Global Assessment of Organic Contaminants in Farmed Salmon},
  author={R. Hites and J. A. Foran and D. Carpenter and M. C. Hamilton and B. Knuth and S. Schwager},
  pages={226 - 229}
  • R. Hites, J. A. Foran, +3 authors S. Schwager
  • Published 2004
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • The annual global production of farmed salmon has increased by a factor of 40 during the past two decades. Salmon from farms in northern Europe, North America, and Chile are now available widely year-round at relatively low prices. Salmon farms have been criticized for their ecological effects, but the potential human health risks of farmed salmon consumption have not been examined rigorously. Having analyzed over 2 metric tons of farmed and wild salmon from around the world for organochlorine… CONTINUE READING
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