The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released guidelines for fish consumption in Kent, Iosco and Marquette Counties.
The state says that these new recommendations are a part of Michigan’s effort to address PFAS contaminants in water supplies. In Kent County, fish caught from Bostwick and Myers Lakes were tested for PFAS and for mercury.
In Iosco and Marquette Counties, the guidelines were updated for fish that did test positively for PFAS/PFOS and PCB containments. Specifically, fish were tested from the Au Sable River downstream of the Foote Dam, Van Etten Creek, Van Etten Lake and Silver Lead Creek.
There are several types of fish from the Au Sable River downstream from the Foote Dam that the state recommends people do not eat, including Largemouth and Smallmouth bass.
A full list of those fish can be seen here.https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/0,9038,7-365-86512—,00.html
The guidelines are designed to protect everyone, including children and women who are pregnant and breastfeeding.
In Michigan, one serving is defined as 6-8 ounces of fish.