We are so lucky to be able to catch and eat fresh seafood from the San Francisco Bay, but does it always make a healthy dinner?
We are so lucky to be able to catch and eat fresh fish and shellfish from the San Francisco Bay, but does it make a healthy dinner? Who you are and the type of fish you catch in the Bay can be the difference between a meal packed with protein and heart healthy omega 3s or exposure to potential toxins.
Some fish from the Bay contain toxins such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that can harm your health and are not safe to eat. Women and children are especially vulnerable to these health risks. PCBs likely cause cancer and mercury can change how the brains of babies and children develop.