Facebook Pixel

Popular Fish Oil Products Contain PCBs: Lawsuit

Rate This
Healthy Eating related image

Popular brands of fish oil dietary supplements contain unsafe and illegal levels of cancer-causing PCBs, charges a lawsuit filed by environmentalists in California.

The plaintiffs say their initial testing of the products found PCB levels ranging from 12 nanograms to 850 nanograms per recommended dose, CBS News reported.

The lawsuit by two citizen environmentalists and the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation says the fish oil products violate California's Proposition 65, which requires manufacturers to warn consumers about all chemical exposures.

The eight supplement makers or distributors named in the lawsuit are: CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, General Nutrition Corp., Solgar, Twinlab, Now Health, Omega Protein, and Pharmavite, CBS News reported.

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

Healthy Eating

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!