How to Buy The Healthiest Salmon (Page 5)


4. Do salmon carry PCBs or other toxins?

Wild Alaskan salmon, which spend most of their lives in open oceans, generally have very low levels of toxins. Coastal and farmed salmon, depending on their feed, may have higher levels. The Environmental Defense Fund lists farmed salmon as an “Eco-Worst” choice and recommends people eat no more than one to two servings a month due to high PCB levels.

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