Radiation Levels in Wild Fish of the Pacific

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Don’t freak out, this post is just to bring attention to a potential issue. I feed Jack wild Salmon as well as Cod and other types of fish multiple times a week. Always fresh, always wild caught. So of course I thought I am doing the healthiest thing for my little one, which sadly may not be the case. Radiation leakage from the Fukushima Daichi power plant stemming from the 2011 tsunami is now looking to have spread wider than previously thought. The FDA has yet to begin testing fish in our waters to find out the exact levels of contamination (which is yet another reason to dislike them more than I already do) so we don’t really have a clear picture yet. Here is the most recent contamination areas effected:

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So, yeah, it doesn’t look great. But again, don’t freak out either. Just be aware of the problem and sadly maybe research which fish is safe to eat for now before you buy.

And sorry for such a downer post! 🙂

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