It’s Just As Well

fishing lady Pole-handling skills this poor are unlikely to result in much of a catch — or ever getting pregnant for that matter — so this gal will be fine. But the Rhode Island Department of Health issued an advisory Wednesday regarding consumption of stripers and blue fish.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), in coordination with six other east coast states, reminds consumers of advisories on striped bass and bluefish consumption. These fish can contain high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware and HEALTH recommend that pregnant women, women considering pregnancy, nursing mothers and children younger than six years of age refrain from eating striped bass and bluefish.

The rest of us are instructed to limit consumption to one serving per month, although other states are advising only four servings a year.

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