Industrial Chemicals Found in Fish Caught Off South African Coast

Scientists from the University of the Western Cape's chemistry department have found that fish caught by small scale commercial fishers in Kalk Bay are contaminated by antibiotics, pain killers, antiretrovirals, disinfectants, and industrial chemicals.

Pollution on our plate: Kalk Bay fisher Michael Howell holds up a brace of Cape bream. A recent scientific study has found these and other fish landed at Kalk Bay contain pharmaceutical and industrial chemical compounds in their flesh as a result of ocean pollution.

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