Toxic Sushi

March 30, 2005 at 8:42 pm | Posted in Food and Drink | Leave a comment

It’s just not my day – I had sushi for lunch and made a comment about the freshness of fish from the Pacific Northwest compared to the polluted waters off Southern California. Tonight comes an article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that describes the high level of toxins in the Spokane River. The high levels of toxins include fire retardants (PBDE) and banned carcinogens (PCB).

In 2002, California banned PBDEs when it was found that certain Bay Area fish had PBDE levels up to 62 parts per billion. Today, you can get Spokane Sushi with a PBDE level of 1250 parts per billion. Yummy.

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