Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Eating Tilapia Fish can be Dangerous!

A WWF report has concluded that 100 gharials died in the Chambal river because of a toxin in a type of fish that the animals consumed.
The toxin was found in the tilapia fish, also consumed by people in Bengal and other states in the east.
The toxin was found in the dead gharials. It does not affect the fish as it is deposited above a layer of fat just below the skin…. This toxin had resulted in kidney failure of the gharials.

The fish is generally bred in large farms for consumption in Bengal, Tripura, Jharkhand and Bihar.

If not cooked properly, the tilapia can make humans ill too.

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