Mercury Levels in Alabama Freshwater Fish
How much mercury is in Alabama's freshwater fish? How about Florida? Your state will let you know.
We noticed this on the Alabama.com and it's about a report from state officials about eating fish from the State's waters. That article lead us to check Florida's Fish and Wildlife reports to see if we had anything similar, but we found that the Sunshine State pretty much feels it's safe to eat our freshwater fish, but do provide instructions and basic mercury levels in a few different species.
The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued its annual fish consumption advisories.
The advisories are based on samples of 641 fish species collected for analysis at 48 stations around the state. The samples are tested to determine whether they have contaminants that could possibly be harmful to humans.
Newly issued advisories include the safe number of meals of that species of fish that should be eaten in a set time, such as meals per week, meals per month or do not eat any. A meal portion is defined as 6 ounces of cooked fish or 8 ounces of raw fish.
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