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“Health officials are warning anglers to limit consumption of fish from all but two of Madison’s lakes after new test results revealed high levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals.’
The Department of Natural Resources announced the warnings Wednesday based on tests of fish collected last year from the Yahara River chain of lakes.
Analysis of the tests resulted in new health advisories extending from Starkweather Creek to the Rock River.
The DNR released data showing fish had levels of one compound, PFOS, above the health standard recommended by an interstate commission for the Great Lakes region. PFOS has been linked to cancer, high cholesterol and decreased immunity.
Nathan Kloczko, site evaluation program coordinator for the Department of Health Services said people who’ve been eating fish from the lakes may want to talk to their doctors about individual health concerns.
Kloczko said the consumption advisories seek to balance the risks of contaminants such as PFOS against the health benefits of eating fish…”