- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Department of Energy and Environment is warning people about elevated levels of toxic chemicals found in fish in the Potomac River.

The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1SKDOHy ) reports the department issued an advisory this week, saying American eel, carp and striped bass in the river has tested positive for polychlorinated biphenyls, a man-made chemical that has been linked to cancer and other adverse health effects.

Agency director Tommy Wells says the advisory was issued to help ensure that people who enjoy fishing from Washington waters are aware of the health risks associated with certain species of fish.

The department also suggests eating certain fish caught in district waters on a limited basis. Some of those fish include sunfish, blue catfish, northern snakehead, white perch and largemouth bass.


Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com

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