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June 15, 2023 10:59 AM

CT Dept of Public Health Issues Fish Consumption Advisories for Certain Fish Species

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today is issuing new or modified consumption advisories for certain fish species caught in several waterbodies in Connecticut. DPH is taking this action in close coordination with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP).

Upon evaluating perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) concentrations in fish tissue sampled in 2017-2022 from 14 waterbodies using DPH’s recently derived PFOS health risk values, DPH has updated or issued new consumption advisories in 11 waterbodies as shown in the table below. These updated consumption advisories are for the general population and are also protective of sensitive populations.

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