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State updates its safe fish guideline to protect people against PFAS

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The state health department has released updated guidelines for consuming fish from Lake St. Clair and the Flint River. The updated Eat Safe Fish guide take PFAS into account.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services already advised residents to be careful of eating certain fish due to mercury, but it considers the family of chemicals known as PFAS as an emerging contaminant.

Fish from Lake St. Clair and certain stretches of the Flint River in Genesse, Lapeer and Saginaw counties have been added to the safe fish guide.

While Lake St. Clair and the Flint River have tested for detectable levels of PFAS, the levels are below the EPA’s 70 parts-per-trillion advisory level.

You can find the full guide at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website.

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