Eating Lobsters bad for you? -- an urban legend explained

This email is going around: "Do not eat these mini lobsters. These mini crustaceans are literally the garbage cleaners in the sewage treatment plants. The "dirtier" the water, the fatter these mini lobsters become. Their lungs are full of worms and their flesh saturated with poisonous metals."

Is this true?

Siva gives a detailed explanation on the nature-singapore mailing list of the facts behind lobsters.

1 comment:

Sweeteepye said...

Hi, would you be able to post the explanation here? A friend sent me the email too and asked me if it was true. Actually haven't come across them and am curious whether they are edible or not.