Hong Kong Residents Consume Flame-Retardant Fish

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

A new study carried out by Hong Kong Baptist University revealed that Hong Kong residents consume more polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)—the same chemical that’s used to make furniture and other products fire retardant—via fish consumption than many developed countries, such as the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Spain. Other studies show that PDBEs may cause infertility in men as well as prostate and breast cancer. According to the Oriental Daily, “PBDE usually accumulates in animal fat, hence HK residents should reduce their consumption in meat fat or foods made of animal fats.”

Of course, the real solution is to adopt a healthy and humane plant-based diet, no matter where you live. Besides PBDEs, fish flesh can accumulate a wealth of other toxins, including insecticides, dioxin, cadmium, mercury, lead, chromium, and arsenic—at levels 9 million times more toxic than the waters they live in. These chemicals have been linked to liver and kidney damage, disorders of the nervous system, birth defects, and cancer.

For your own health, the environment, and animals, pledge to go vegan today!

Posted by Jason Baker