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From Robert Cohen,

"In many places fish become so contaminated by the filth on which they feed as to be a cause of disease. This is especially the case where the fish come in contact with the sewage of large cities. The fish that are fed on the contents of the drains may pass into distant waters and may be caught where the water is pure and fresh. Thus when used as food they bring disease and death on those who do not suspect the danger. - Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing

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"In Michigan and several other areas, Diphyllobothrium latum, the fish tapeworn, has been identified in man. Opportunity for infection occurs when undercooked fish is eaten. A 51-year-old man passed a long, whitish string which he took to his physician. He had had no bowel complaints, but reported a fishing trip to the Northwest area eleven months before.

The fish tapeworm normally lives in the small intestine of fish in subarctic and temperate regions. It is the largest tapeworm found in man. It competes with the host for nutrients, which is the major cause for disability produced in man. Especially notable is megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B-12 deficiency since the tapeworm inhabits the parts of the small bowel where B-12 is absorbed. Numbness of the extremities is the most common complaint, along with fatigue, weakness, and dizziness. All of these are vague and non-specific complaints and can go on for years before the appropriate diagnosis is suspected."

- Agatha Thrash, M.D.

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Got sushi?

On October 2, 2007), Utah's Salt Lake Tribune reported:

State issues new fish advisory for Utah Lake By Tom Wharton

Utah's Department of Health identified 209 different PCBs (chlorinated man-made toxins) in fish flesh.

Utah's official advisory warned:

Consumption of carp and channel catfish be limited to one 4-ounce meal per month for adults and that children, pregnant women and women who can become pregnant avoid eating those fish from Utah Lake.

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