Story by Brian Grimmett
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has released an updated fish consumption advisory list for 2018. The advisories identify types of fish that should be eaten in limited quantities or, in some cases, avoided altogether because of contamination.
Clint Goodrich is the manager of the Fish Tissue Contaminant Monitoring program. He says the program is aimed at keeping the most sensitive groups safe.
“Those individuals would generally be children, women who may be pregnant or become pregnant and folks who may be consuming a lot of locally caught fish,” Goodrich said.
In general, the Department of Health and Environment recommends that people limit their consumption of locally caught fish to fillets. They also recommend avoiding eating fish caught in water downstream from urban areas and wastewater treatment facilities.