Seafood and fish are generally considered as healthy food. But nowadays, is it really the case?
The radiation in the Pacific Ocean came to the US West Coast as of June, 2015. All the seafood that you’ve been eating from the Pacific Ocean is filled with the radioactive Strontium-90, which mimics calcium, and Cesium-137. They can end up deposited in human bones, causing bone cancers and blood cancers such as Leukemia.
The fish radiation is so bad that Pacific Herring, Canadian white fish, and wild-caught Alaskan Salmon are found bloody, with cancerous tumors all over their bodies.
Radiation particles in the Pacific Ocean
The problem occurs because of Fukushima, and probably because of some other nuclear disasters we don’t know about.
Fukushima disaster caused a problem that the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) hid for a full YEAR after the disaster happened: flowing from inland, ground water was seeping beneath the reactors, contacting directly with the melted-down cores of reactors, thus becoming highly radioactive, before flowing into the Pacific Ocean, or more exactly 300 tons a day since March 15, 2011. Nothing has changed and the water keeps flowing to this very day, November 20, 2015.
Large part of marine life in the Pacific Ocean is contaminated. Many animals living in it are dying, and many fish were positive on the tests for radioactive particles, such as bluefin tuna in California.
Although the nuclear power industry and the government are saying there is nothing to worry about, sea life’s deaths and the weird growths on fish say the opposite.
Are Pacific fish no longer safe to eat?
You can find a discussion about the radiation effects leaked on sea life in the Pacific Ocean, in the video below.
Worth mentioning is that commercially caught fish needs to be avoided or at least questioned— no matter of the radiation! You should consider the Mercury from coal burning since it’s accumulated in ocean fish, thus resulting in mercury poisoning. Moreover, the few people I know who sell commercially caught fish are saying they would never eat it. Some of my friends who used to work for fishermen in Alaska weren’t impressed with as they said “the rape of Alaska’s wild, natural resources.” So if you decide to eat fish, the best thing would be to catch it yourself, or to buy from someone fishing away from contaminated waters.