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Not So Upset Being in Quarantine

Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by PatO, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. PatO

    PatO DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Marines

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    I have only a few scenarios that I don’t like about the current quarantine.
    - No face-to-face school and the blended online and modular work around not that great; no school soccer team
    - Belcris apparently cannot provide frozen Norwegian Sashimi Grade Salmon (non-smoked) which I would normally eat 4 times a week
    - Can not receive mail from U.S.
    So not much to complain about. Maybe it is my boring life style or the fact I have an extended family.
     
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    I think it is a very personal thing - if a person is happy with their life then it is not boring to them. Others may view it as boring but no-one has the right to judge another person's way of life (unless it causes significant harm to others).

    From your description of your non-Covid routine on another thread: Gym, coffee at Bo's, lunch on the Boulevard, if your life style is boring then mine is deceased.

    And, yes, to most people (you being a very good example) FAMILY is everything.
     
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    If you google norwegian salmon you will find it has high levels of pcb's. So it's not so bad belcris does not have stock.
     
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    I looked that up. I guess if I survived brushing my teeth with Philippines tap water for 13 years I probably have consumed more PCB’s than from eating salmon. I wonder if freezing the salmon kills the PCB contaminates.
     
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  5. Notmyrealname

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    A freezer would not "kill" a chemical, as it is non-living - I think you are asking if it degrades it. I am not sure about that but suspect 'no' unless a very long time-period causes its degradation. Btw, many people think that freezing food kills off microbes, but in fact it only slows their growth - and also that of the enzymes in the food which cause it to deteriorate over time.

    The main way freezing can destroy cells is because of the formation of ice crystals within the cells, but microbes (especially viruses) can tolerate very low temperatures - often they are stored in liquid nitrogen.

    Back to the subject: I just researched PCBs in Norweigan farmed salmon and found "The contaminant levels in Norwegian farmed salmon have generally decreased between 1999 and 2011. Excluding other dietary sources, the levels of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in 2011 allowed consumption of up to 1.3kg salmon per week to reach the tolerable weekly intake". [https://www.researchgate.net/public...salar_in_the_13-year_period_from_1999_to_2011]

    So it seems 1.3 kg per week is okay! But, of course, we do not know what other PCBs a person is ingesting from other sources (sea foods being a major source) and also how much further levels of PCB have declined since 2011. The two might balance each other.

    Your business what you eat but my take is: Just keep eating the salmon and enjoy it!
     
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    You got a genius by mistake. Clicked the wrong one but I think it can stand for such a good post.
     
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    Is there anyplace wild caught salmon is available? At any price?
     
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    Thanks! First time anyone labelled me by mistake (come to think of it, no - not the first time, but usually not so pleasant!) :smile:
     
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    I think Alaska - for the price of a plane ticket.
     
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    I think the positive health benefits of proteins and Omega 3 fatty acids will outweigh any negative side effects... especially for the elderly.
     
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