Eat Fish, Choose Wisely
Fish are important in a healthy diet. They are a lean, low-calorie source of protein. However, some fish from specific areas in Utah may contain chemicals that could pose health risks. When contaminant levels are unsafe, Utah Public Health Officials issue fish consumption advisories. These advisories outline recommendations for limiting intake of specific fish at specific locations. Fish advisories have been issued in Utah due to elevated levels of arsenic, mercury, selenium, and PCBs.
- Consumption Advisory Methodology: 2012
- Mercury Advisory for Women and Children
- National Fish Consumption Advisories
- Waterfowl Advisories in Utah
For additional information on mercury please visit:
- Mercury in Your Environment, Environmental Protection Agency’s
- Mercury in the Environment, U.S. Geological Survey
- Mercury in Health, World Health Organization
- Utah Toxic Release Inventory Program
- Utah’s 303(d) List of Impaired Waters
Local Health Departments
Please visit the Utah Health Department Web site to locate your local Health Department.