British fish contain 'concerning' levels of cancer-causing chemicals from food packaging

Scientists have found 'concerning' levels of cancer-causing chemicals in several popular British fish, including plaice. 

In the study, a team with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) tested 53 samples of fish living in rivers across England for contamination.

Species with high levels of the dangerous chemicals were flounder, dab and plaice – widely used for fish and chips – which ingest the chemicals while swimming in the Thames, Mersey and Wyre.