(WSIL) — The Illinois Office of Public Wellbeing (IDPH) declared up-to-date intake advisories for activity fish caught in some Illinois waters.
IDPH has issued seven new web site-specific methylmercury advisories and added Dongola Lake, Dutchman Lake in the Shawnee Nationwide Forest, Lake Nellie in Fayette County, and White Hall City Lake in Greene County to the record of advisories.
Existing PCB advisories had been comfortable for two waters Horseshoe Lake (catfish) and Waukegan North Harbor and eradicated from 3 many others Horseshoe Lake (typical carp), Raccoon Lake in Centralia, and Wabash River.
In line with the statewide pattern of declining polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) amounts, no new PCB advisories had been issued.
In addition to this year’s web site-distinct updates, a statewide methylmercury advisory remains in spot for all Illinois waters.
The statewide advisory cautions sensitive populations to consume no far more than 1 food for each week of predatory fish, except if much more restrictive web site-unique advisories are in place because of to elevated methylmercury concentrations. Predatory fish incorporate all species of black bass, gar, salmon, and trout, as very well as striped bass, white bass, walleye, sauger, flathead catfish, muskellunge, northern pike, and involved hybrids.
Fish intake advisories are based mainly on guarding sensitive populations, which includes women of childbearing age, expecting women, fetuses, nursing mothers, and little ones younger than 15 a long time of age.
Though there is no recognized fast overall health hazard from taking in contaminated fish from any Illinois water body, there are fears about the effects of prolonged-expression, low-amount publicity to chlordane, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and methylmercury in fish.