Major fish oil manufacturers and drug stores are being sued for failing to disclose the PCB pollutants in fish oil supplements.
Image thanks to Peter Stoyko.
. In one of my videos last year I noted that the fish oil distillation process was found ineffective at removing all the industrial contaminants from fish oil, so even quote unquote PCB-free distilled fish oil supplements are anything but.
Isn’t there a law in California, though, that makes it illegal to sell toxic substances that cause cancer or birth defects without at least a warning label? I’ve never seen such a label on fish oil and neither did the Environmental Justice Foundation, and so they sued CVS, GNC, Rite-Aid, along with the major fish oil manufacturers.
To do so, of course, they had to prove the fish oil you find in stores actually contains PCBs, so they went out and grabbed ten and tested them. Some had 70 times the PBCS of others and 240 times the toxicity. You can check out the results at fishoilsafety.com, or, even better get your long chain omega 3s without any risk of toxins by choosing microalgae or yeast-based EPA/DHA supplements, nutritionally equivalent, a safe and convenient source, without the toxic waste.
To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.
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For some context, please check out my associated blog post: Soymilk: shake it up!