Transcript: DDT in Fish Oil Supplements
What about fish oil capsules? Packed with PCBs and insecticides, but which is worse? Fish, seal, or shark oil capsules?
Well, for PCBs, here’s how much is in fish, but seals eat fish. And sharks eat seals. And then if we eat sharks, that puts us precipitously at the top of the food chain.
What about pesticides, like DDT? Though banned decades ago after Silent Spring came out, it’s still found in the food chain, and will be for another few centuries, but no worries. If you trusted the chemical companies at the time, you’d know that DDT was good for you. And our baby.
Similarly, if you trust the tuna companies, tuna’s safe for both mom and baby—and teddy bear! According to the Tuna Council, it’s not just safe but a healthy choice, providing a boost for your baby’s brain.
Same corporate playbook. The only difference is now they’ve learned to use nicer names for their companies, like Starkist. Harder to get nursing mothers to trust you when your company’s called Killing Salt Chemicals.
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