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March 2020 Group of the Month: Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders work in the most dangerous areas of the planet

Here at Contactsforless.ca we support the most important non profit organisations in the world. There is no group more dedicated ot helping those in need than Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Yes, have donated over $25,000 so far. What is even cooler is that over 7% of those funds have been donated to Doctors Without Borders.

So, Canada – we invite each and every one of you to buy your contact lenses online with us at Contactsforless.ca and you can:

  • Save money like crazy
  • Buy from the #1 best contact lens website in Canada
  • and help save the planet and save lives at the same time!

How and why do we donate so much money to save the planet? Here is CEO Paul to explain everything in less than a minute!

 

Learn more about Doctors Without Borders (read below):

Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in some 70 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events—such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters—overwhelm local health systems. MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care.

 

MSF is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization that aims first and foremost to provide high-quality medical care to the people who need it the most. It does not promote the agenda of any country, political party, or religious faith. Morevover they endeavor to communicate its history, background, and capabilities to all parties in a given situation so that it may gain the necessary access to populations in need.

To learn more about this amazing group, go to their official website directly and read all about them!

 

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Mercury Rising In Fish

Avoid Fish Or Not?

Eating fish and seafood in general is becoming a health risk. Yes, we need to clean up our planet and deal with pollution, food packaging and overpopulation but before we get there, you need to know the dangers. For example foods like tuna and swordfish and other popular seafood often carry high very levels of mercury.

So what are we to do? Good question. Consider what we are all doing every day to increase waste. Consider your body and how to best protect it. Lots of concerns. No easy answers. All the best #canada🍁

Here is a great list we found at the link at the bottom of this post. Eat wisely and let’s all work together to save our amazing planet (and ourselves).


Fish and Shellfish Lowest in Mercury

Eat two to three servings a week of the following fish (pregnant women and small children should not eat more than 12 ounces or two servings):

  • Anchovies
  • Catfish
  • Clam
  • Crab
  • Crawfish
  • Croaker (Atlantic)
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Mackerel (North Atlantic, Chub)
  • Mullet
  • Oyster
  • Perch (The FDA lists this on the low list, but the NDRC lists it as moderate or high)
  • Pollock
  • Salmon
  • Sardine
  • Scallop
  • Shrimp
  • Sole
  • Squid
  • Tilapia
  • Trout
  • Whitefish

Fish With Modest Amounts of Mercury

Eat six servings or fewer per month (pregnant women and small children should avoid these):

  • Bass (Saltwater, Striped, Black)
  • Buffalofish
  • Carp
  • Cod (Alaskan)
  • Halibut
  • Lobster
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Monkfish
  • Perch (freshwater)
  • Snapper
  • Skate
  • Tilefish (Atlantic)
  • Tuna (canned chunk light)

Fish High in Mercury

Eat three servings or less per month (pregnant women and small children should avoid these):

  • Bluefish
  • Grouper
  • Sea Bass (Chilean)
  • Mackerel (Spanish, Gulf)
  • Croaker (White, Pacific)
  • Sablefish
  • Perch (ocean)
  • Tuna (canned albacore, yellowfin)

Fish Highest in Mercury

The FDA lists these choices to avoid eating:

  • King mackerel
  • Marlin
  • Orange Roughy
  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish (from the Gulf of Mexico)
  • Tuna (Bigeye, Ahi)
  • Bluefish and grouper: The National Resources Defense Council adds these to the list of those to avoid.

Good article to be found at

https://www.verywellfit.com/the-best-types-of-fish-for-health-2223830

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Here’s How You Can Save the Planet with Contact Lenses

save money, save the planet

1. So you need contact lenses.
2. And you care about saving suffering kids and people, saving animals and nature, and just… saving the planet in general.
3. It also wouldn’t hurt if you could get your contacts cheaply (We’ve got coupons, yes, we do!).

We’ve got you covered.

Here’s an awesome 2-minute video (our best yet!) from our girls to tell you how you can save money and save the planet with Contacts For Less.

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