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Author Topic: Lawsuit says fish oil supplements contain PCB  (Read 2294 times)

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Offline madbrain

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Lawsuit says fish oil supplements contain PCB
« on: March 06, 2010, 04:08:16 PM »
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/02/BARO1C9RD3.DTL

Now foods, my favorite brand of supplements, was one of the brands named in the lawsuit. Although I don't take their Cod liver oil, Salmon oil or Shark liver oil, I take other their Ultra Omega-3 supplements.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Lawsuit says fish oil supplements contain PCB
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 05:50:51 PM »
I heard about this on Good Morning America, I think.

I have been known to use Nature Made fish oil, along with other brands. I take 6,000 mgs (or 6 grams if you like) a day - which my doctor says is the max you should use.

Before I worry too much about this lawsuit, I want to see the science behind it and also see just how pervasive this problem is.

Also, whenever someone says the risk is "potential," I want to know how "potential."  Is it 1 in a 1,000, 1 in 10,000, etc., suffer problems from PCB contamination, which would probably be some type of cancer.

Just because a group in California files suit doesn't cause me real concern. Remember, this is the state that tried to ban barbecue grills because of "potential" harm caused by the emissions.

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: March 06, 2010, 05:52:28 PM by aztecan »
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Lawsuit says fish oil supplements contain PCB
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 04:58:55 AM »

I use Members Mark (Sams Club)  I have no idea where they get it from. But it's not on the list. I also don't use shark, or cod liver oil.


Ray
« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 05:00:45 AM by J.R.E. »
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Lawsuit says fish oil supplements contain PCB
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 05:06:42 AM »


Before I worry too much about this lawsuit, I want to see the science behind it and also see just how pervasive this problem is.

Also, whenever someone says the risk is "potential," I want to know how "potential."  Is it 1 in a 1,000, 1 in 10,000, etc., suffer problems from PCB contamination, which would probably be some type of cancer.



HUGS,

Mark



I also agree with Mark on this.  I want to hear more, see more stats !!
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline blackwingbear

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Re: Lawsuit says fish oil supplements contain PCB
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 03:15:35 AM »
Just because a group in California files suit doesn't cause me real concern. Remember, this is the state that tried to ban barbecue grills because of "potential" harm caused by the emissions.

Amongst other silliness/stupidity to come out of there!
It's all a sham. Politics is a big game, same as the media - and same as religion. The point is to distract & control. If we're looking at what they tell us is the "big issue", we're not looking at what they are doing. In time, there will be different causes and different minorities to pick-on. All in the name of keeping the system going, and the people distracted.

Offline mecch

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Re: Lawsuit says fish oil supplements contain PCB
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 03:47:26 AM »
I guess we were naive to think otherwise since the fish have pcb why not the oil as well. It would be helpful to know the concentrations.
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