Saturday, July 28, 2012

MDH Says Limit Fish Consumption

The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding anglers that they can reduce potential health risks by following the state's current advice on safely consuming fish. 

The state's fish consumption guidelines are updated annually, and are produced jointly by MDH, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. This year's edition includes guidelines for limiting consumption of specific sizes and species of fish from 1272 lakes and 93 river fishing sites statewide. The guidelines are designed to help people limit their exposure to safe levels for contaminants like PCBs, perfluorochemicals, and mercury. 

In addition to providing fishing-site-specific advice in the guidelines, MDH also offers more general advice for avoiding exposure to contaminants in fish, regardless of where they were taken.

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