Monday, 2 April 2007

Seafood poisoning rising with global warming trends

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Those who eat seafood regularly and even take fish oil supplements can sometimes be concerned with the levels of mercury or other heavy metals that have infiltrated even some of the most pristine waters from around the globe.

How about eating barracuda soup, though? In the Philippines, a family fell ill after eating some of this soup with their sickness being attributed to "ciguatera" poisoning. No, it's not from eating fish from polluted waters, but from consuming "exotic" fish.

This sickness, though, is being exacerbated by damage that pollution and global warming are inflicting on the coral reefs where many fish species feed -- only making a possible problem much worse.

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