Weekly Press Release of Istanbul Gelisim University (December 28-31, 2020)
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Mercury danger in seafood... Vedat Milor: “Eating mussels is like eating batteries!” Increasing pollution levels in the seas increased the risk of heavy metals in seafood. Especially deep-seated swordfish, tuna and shark are dangerous because they contain high amounts of mercury. While experts gave warnings about mercury, which brings many neurological diseases, food critic Vedat Milor, who suffered from mercury poisoning in 2007, also explained that they lived. Some of the seafood products that are rich in omega-3 and protein and decorate the table do not only benefit but also harm the body. Increasing pollution in the seas triggers the formation of heavy metals in its products. Stating that heavy metal mercury, which causes many neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, brain and spinal cord tumors, is mostly seen in deep fish and shelled products such as mussels and oysters, Asst. Prof. Dr. Murat Doğan said: “There is little problem with smaller fish such as horse mackerel and anchovies. If we take more than 0.05 milligrams of mercury per day, it causes accumulation in our liver, kidneys and brain.” You can visit www.gelisim.edu.tr to see the detailed news.
- Haftalık Bültenler 
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