We are being told eat fish as it contains high levels of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids that is beneficial to our heart, eyes and overall health. A new study is stating that researchers have discovered antibiotics in farmed and wild fish and say their findings are cause for concern.-MDA
Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance
By Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who discovered antibiotics in farmed and wild fish say their findings are cause for concern.
The use of antibiotics in animals, including fish, that are raised for human consumption contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten people’s health, according to background information from the study.
Arizona State University researchers analyzed 27 samples of seafood that originated in 11 countries and were bought from stores in Arizona and California. The species included five of the top 10 most consumed types of seafood in the United States: shrimp, tilapia, catfish, swai and Atlantic salmon.
Detectable amounts of five antibiotics were found in the seafood samples: oxytetracycline in wild shrimp, farmed tilapia, farmed salmon and farmed trout; 4-epioxytetracycline in farmed salmon; sulfadimethoxine in farmed shrimp; ormetoprim in farmed salmon; and virginiamycin in farmed salmon that had been marketed as antibiotic-free…….
source: Web MD