Excessive PFAS Levels in Freshwater Fish

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You may want to think twice before serving up a dinner of freshly caught fish these days. Freshwater fish have been found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of the PFAS* chemical known as “PFOS”. In fact, a new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists found that consumption of just a single serving of freshwater fish per year could be equal to a month of drinking water laced with the PFAS forever chemical “PFOS” at high levels that may be harmful…

Lab testing

“The researchers analyzed data from more than 500 samples of fish fillets collected in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015 under monitoring programs by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Rivers and Streams Assessment and the Great Lakes Human Health Fish Fillet Tissue Study.”

PFAS in feshwater fish map


“The median level of total PFAS in fish fillets was 9,500 nanograms per kilogram, with a…

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