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According to the report, about 31 kilograms (68 pounds) of harmful polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, were dumped into the semi-enclosed Baltic in the late 1980s and early 1990s alone, accumulating in fish and contaminating the entire food-chain.
Fatty fish are especially prone to storing chemicals found in their environment and often do not comply with EU requirements for dioxins.
In 1995, Swedish authorities for instance went so far as to recommend that women of childbearing age limit their intake of Baltic herring and salmon due to the risk posed by their often high content levels of toxic substances like furans, dioxins and PCBs.
The level of brominated flame retardants, PBDEs, found in herring is 50 times higher in the Baltic Sea than in the Atlantic, according to the WWF, which points out that predators that eat Baltic fish also tend to have much higher levels of toxins like polybrominated biphenyls, PBBs, in their bodies.
You should know better, "superpowers" have dumped lot of toxics to oceans, Soviets even sinked lot of old nuclear reactors and other radioactive junk to oceans.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
What the heck is the world coming to when it's not even safe to eat the fish out of the oceans?
Originally posted by E_T
For example ships continuously dump oily waste waters to seas instead of bringing it to ports.