Marine pollution is a global problem which threatens the integrity of many ecosystems. Due to the increasing demand for new chemicals used in the manufacturing industry, large amounts of toxic substances, including those referred to as “Emerging Chemicals of Concern”, have entered the environment. Many of these toxic substances are persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic, and have potential for long-range transport. Some marine organisms can also produce chemicals that are toxic to their consumers. These contaminants can be taken up by different marine organisms and eventually end up in humans via consumption of seafood. This talk will explore the impact of environmental pollution on food safety.
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