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Are dangerous PCBs hiding in your fish oil?

| AUG 1, 2017

What are PCBs?

The fish oil world is filled with so many acronyms. When researching fish oils, you’ve probably heard companies say theirs don’t contain PCBs. We think this one is worth explaining.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic chemicals that were developed for products such as fire retardants and insulators because they have very high burning temperatures. Illegal dumping and hazardous waste are just a few ways that PCBs pollute the soil which then runs off into waters. Unfortunately, fish can end up swimming in contaminated water, absorbing the PCBs along the way.
There are 209 types of PCBs.  We test for each and every single one, in every single batch.  We don’t take any chances.

Why you don’t want PCBs in your fish oil

The National Toxicology Program (NCP) confirmed that a major source of human exposure to PCBs is through diet, commonly through fish, cheese and eggs. They concluded that PCBs are reasonably likely to cause cancer in humans, along with other effects to our health. Which is why we take PCBs very seriously and you won’t find them in our products.

How can customers be guaranteed their fish oil is free from PCBs?

Omega 3 fish oil brands who have nothing to hide will happily and readily share their Certificates of Analysis.  These are the tests that all manufacturers do to check the purity, among other things, of the fish oil. 
At Bare Biology we publish all of our test results in full, for every single batch.  You can download them below the products on our Shop page here.  We also have every batch independently tested by IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) and they publish the results on their website.
In summary, buy a brand that is transparent about its test results and ideally buy from a brand that has its products independently tested.  That’s the only way you can be guaranteed the fish oil is pure and safe.

Every batch of Bare Biology fish oil is certified and awarded a 5-star purity and quality rating from International Fish Oil Standards. Our essential Omega 3 keeps you and your family healthy. Do something positive for your health today and purchase yours here - Quick shop

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