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Posted Fri Feb 26 2010: from Oregon Environmental News:
Warning: Fish from Columbia Slough tainted with PCBs, heavy metals
A swarm of fish inhabit the body of water from the mouth of Fairview Lake to the Willamette River and many of them are tainted with toxins, said Ken Kauffman, an environmental health specialist. Tests have turned up pesticide residuals, chlordane, mercury and heavy metals in the fish that live in the slough, including carp, black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and sunfish. But the biggest threat comes from polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which are long-lasting chemicals that can harm a baby’s brain or nervous system. Health officials are most concerned about children and infants, along with pregnant women and women who could become pregnant.
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