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2010-3-8MISSOURI STATE |  By: Wayman

Missouri Fish Warning

Conservationists say dangerous levels of chemical contaminants are still being found in fish across Missouri. Chemicals include lead, mercury, PCB's, and others. The conservation department is warning you should drop your eating of fish caught in the Missouri river, for instance, down to just one meal per month, depending on the type of fish. Flathead, channel, and blue catfish caught in the Missouri river should only be eaten once a week because of chilordane and other chemicals. The advisory is for everyone but officials say expectant or nursing mothers and children under age 13 should be especially careful.