Health Risks and Health Benefits Associated with Eating Farmed and Wild Salmon CALS Impact Statement uri icon

abstract

  • Beginning in 2004, the research team published a series of articles reporting findings about chemical contaminants in farmed Atlantic salmon and wild Pacific salmon, and suggested policy responses to address the problem. Later work in 2005 provided quantitative comparisons of health risks from potential contaminant exposure with probable health benefits associated with the omega-3 fatty acids in these fish. The team`s work provides insights to consumers about making informed choices about fish consumption to meet individual health goals.