Fish are nutritious and good to eat, but anglers and other fish lovers need to be aware of the presence of mercury in many kinds of fish. The advisories for Lake Berryessa (Napa County) and Putah Creek (Yolo and Solano Counties) contain “safe eating guidelines” for consumption of fish from the water bodies.
An independent scientific panel approved the addition of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
OEHHA accepted public comments on draft fish advisories concerning elevated levels of mercury in some fish in the lower Cosumnes River (Sacramento County) and lower Mokelumne River (San Joaquin County).
Finalized fish advisory concerning levels of mercury in fish from Trinity Lake (also known as Clair Engle Lake), Lewiston Lake, Carrville Pond, the Trinity River upstream of Trinity Lake, and the East Fork Trinity River, all located in northeastern Trinity County.
OEHHA announced that the state's Public Health Goal (PHG) for perchlorate in drinking water is consistent with the findings of a recent report on the chemical by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).