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After reading the article about farm-raised fish, I have learned that a lot of farm-raised fish have more toxins in them than fish caught in the wild.I have also learned that Trader Joe's has taken many of their fish products off the shelves because of customer concern about the toxins.Some of those fish were the endangered Chilean see bass(2005),the orange roughy(2009),and the red snapper(2010).Since then Trader Joe's has been working with a third-party,science-based organization to address concerns about overfishing.
What I Learned from epa.gov:I learned that CFLs can be recycled. I also learned that they use the glass, metals, and other materials that make up fluorescent light when CFLs and other fluorsecent light bulbs are reused. Another thing I learned and was intriguied by, would be how some states require that you recycle CFLs, the states are: Califorina, Maine, New Hampshire, Minnesota,Vermont, and Massachusetts. Overall, I think the information on CFLs was very interesting and I learnd some great new facts.
After reading the artice about fish and the dangers it, may cause you see that a lot of markets carry these kinds of fish.This has even been pointed out to them much to their dismay. Their fish are very dangerous as it can cause much harm to the human body including pregnant women which fish is mainly the diet for a pregnant woman. Above all the mercury in our fish is still going on and no matter how much we try to get ride of it, it still comes back. We have to be very careful with the fish we buy in the store especially since it's unknown if they are doing anything about it or if they simply don't know the fish are deadly. Above all we have to be very careful with the fish we buy. They say the safest fish to buy are farm raised fish or certain kinds of market brand fish.
I think the mecury in fish brings a lot of questions and grabs attention to people considering we eat the fish in our ocean waters. I didnt know that in warmer tempatured oceans,more productive oceans and more fish and phytoplankton could also increase methylated mercury in the ocean.I didnt know that Asia's atmosphere deposition could also be a reason why we have mercury in our waters and fish.
While researching mercury in ocean water, I learned a lot about how mercury accumulates in the water. There are many different studies that suggest different things. One is that mercury is formed inside fish, like tuna. Another study suggests that mercury could even be formed in the water. Some believe mercury comes from streams, rivers, and coastal deposits that lead to the ocean, or it could of possibly just been dumped there. I think humans play a major role in the development of mercury in the ocean, this is because humans have invented many machines that pollute and damage the earth recently, and mercury levels have increased by 400%.
What I learned from nature.com is that levels of mercury in the Pacific Ocean rising. Scientist say that mercury from the Western Pacific Ocean could be picking up mercury deposits from atmospheric emissions from Asia. It remains unknown exactly how atmospheric mercury,whether dumped direcly into oceans or carried there through rivers or coastal deposits, is methylated and eventually taken up by fish, which are a major source of human exposure to me methylated mercury. Warmer,more productive oceans,with more fish,might increase the amount of methylated mercury that end up on human plates. Matt S.
I learned that Trader Joe's is helping the cause of contaminated fish by working with an organization to help feed customers healthy fish. Another thing I learned is fish farms aren't quite as healthy as they seem; They had contaminated fish as well. Jackie M.
From http://www.emagazine.com/earth-talk/concerns-about-farm-raised-fish, I learned that there is a difference in the chemicals that are found in farm fish and wild fish. Farm fish have a little bit less mercury than wild fish, but they still contain mercury. Farm fish take in mercury when they breath in the water from the ocean. I also learned that there are certain stores, such as Trader Joes, that are recognizing the need to protect people from mercury poisining.-Liz A.
I learned from http://www.emagazine.com/earth-talk/concerns-about-farm-raised-fish that farm-raised fish are fed with antibiotics and chemicals. That might keep customers away from buying fish. Although, Trader Joe's has seafood guides to assist shoppers. Trader Joe's is also in an organization to help customers learn about their fish.
What I've learned from this article is that always double-check before you eat something check everything check the mecury levels in your fish, check if the milk is bad, and check if certain health groups approve certain meats. Don't just listen to what everyone else says, unless they are trained professionals such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. You can never be to safe. by:Anthony P.
I knew that mercury could harm us humans, but I had no idea we breathe it out and cause "mercury pollution." And Trader Joe's customers are growing concerned with the store's mercury-contaminated fish? It's important they take cautious steps to distribute their seafood more carefully. Mercury is dangerous in more ways than one, and we must do everything we can to keep the damage at a minimum.- Brielle
National Toxicology Program found a chromium in drinking water which increasing the risk of rare gastrointestinal tumors. I also learned that there has also been some health effects seen in animals called anemia and damage to the lymph nodes, liver and gastrointestinal tract. -Nicole P