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A new study has shown most fish have so much mercury in them that they're unsafe for humans to eat.
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10/02/2013 8:48:09 a.m.
@Julie, I too think the mercury still being put into mouths needs to be studied in more depth. Is their a link with dememtias? Im also alarmed with the eco bulb situation. There is just too much blase over it all with an attitude of she will be right in this country.
5/02/2013 5:36:29 p.m.
D.M. Stapp wrote:
Chemically, our world is becoming a killing field - our water is tainted, our soil is tainted, the food in all forms has in them a chemical or two that shouldn't be ingested or even applied topically. So, it doesn't surprise me about the mercury. There is talk of building a Nuclear Power Plant here, well after three tragic mishaps (that we know of; there may be some minor but dangerous failures that we have not been aware of) in the last three decades decades involving such power plants I'm wondering if our global society has some subliminal "death wish." We better wise up - once it's gone; it's gone. We don't have another planet that we can move to and start it all up again. :-| Go figure.
4/02/2013 7:53:09 p.m.
I would be more concerned that it is still considered OK for NZ dentists to put mercury (which leaks) fillings in people's heads. There is also mercury in the curly eco-bulbs which emit mercury vapours when heated. Mercury is not just a fishy story.
4/02/2013 6:15:40 p.m.
Robina Rickard wrote:
Great thanks TV3 for this conversation. Large Scale Mining is a real threat to NZ's future and we can't let them pollute our aquifers etc. Jan Wright says not enough regulation. Streams take months and months to clear after Fracking pollutants enter water ways. Environment Southland says TRUST US. lol
4/02/2013 1:54:21 p.m.
I would need to see more detail before agreeing on this one.To go from only some fish at the top of the food chain may pose a risk of mercury poisoning to most fish have enough mercuty in them to make them unsafe to eat smacks of another "dont eat the fish" scam to me.
4/02/2013 10:45:31 a.m.
@FAIR NZER... sorry, there are only only salmon and eels that you can legally farm in fresh water in NZ. The opportunity to farm other species has been lost to enviro-nutters who delight in seeing most things banned. NZ should use more of the clean water sources that actually exist to farm other species under high quality management. The opportunities are huge and relatively low risk.
4/02/2013 9:59:13 a.m.
This photo is misleading. The higher concentrations are found in the larger fish ie. Tuna and swordfish species. This is due to their longer life span and their long term consumption of smaller fish which have smaller doses in them.
4/02/2013 9:48:27 a.m.
M. ten Have wrote:
This topic sound serious alarming for people that eat fish. What I miss how serious it is for the New Zealand situation to eat fish. Would it be possible to come with some more facts and get some views of some leading NZ agencies like the NZ Health & Safty.Look realy fwd that there comes a bit more depth in the story.
3/02/2013 7:19:31 p.m.
Fair Nzer wrote:
100% pure NZ Fresh water fish will be in demand...eh?
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