Heavy metal contamination: ‘Serious and remarkable’ concentration of arsenic, lead and cadmium in Turkish fish
Fish caught from the seas surrounding Turkey were found to be contaminated with heavy metals above the recommended maximum limit, in particular, lead and cadmium.
These findings were significant because heavy metals not only destroy the ecological aquasystem, but also endangers human health.
Turkey has been urging its population to eat more fish.
As a country surrounded by four seas, Turkish people consume about 6kg of fish per year (2018 data), although this was below the average consumption of 24kg in Europe.
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