New warning against fish from contaminated lakes
Written by KWQC-TV   
Sunday, 27 February 2005 05:16
The state is warning anglers to limit their consumption of fish from a growing number of contaminated lakes in Illinois.

The new advisory cautions against eating large amounts of largemouth bass from Little Grassy Lake in Williamson County, Marquette Park Lagoon in Cook County and Lake Bracken in Knox County. It also warns against walleye from Kinkaid Lake in Jackson County; white and black crappie from Little Grassy Lake and Chinook salmon over 32 inches long from Lake Michigan.


Certain fish in those waterways have elevated levels of methylmercury and pose a health threat.


Agency Spokeswoman Tammy Leonard says the advisory applies to expectant or nursing mothers and children under age 15. They should not eat contaminated fish more than once a month or once a week, depending on the location and type of fish.
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