Wednesday April 13, 2022

The Oregonian

State health officials in Washington and Oregon are recommending the public limit their consumption of sturgeon caught from the lower Columbia River.

A health advisory comes from the Washington Department of Health as fish tissue data shows contaminant levels of polychlorinated biphenyls — or PCBs — at levels above Washington state’s screening values, The Seattle Times reported.

In Washington, the advisory applies to any fish caught in the Columbia River between the Bonneville Dam and the mouth of the Columbia.

Officials recommend that most adults should not eat more than eight meals of sturgeon a month, and no more than seven for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children.

The Oregon Health Authority also issued an advisory for the lower Columbia River and the lower Willamette River.

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