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dc.contributor.authorGalveston Bay Estuary Programen_US
dc.contributor.editoren_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:41:09Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:41:09Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26690
dc.description1 page; available for download at the link below.en_US
dc.description.abstractContamination of fish and shellfish in some areas of Galveston Bay and its tributaries poses a health risk to consumers of these seafoods. The contaminants may be either chemicals or pathogens (disease-causing organisms). Determining what areas of the bay system contain contaminated seafood and advising the public on how to limit those risks are the responsibility of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). This state agency (formerly the Texas Department of Health) takes seafood samples from water bodies throughout the state, sends the tissue to laboratories, and-based on the laboratory results- determines the degree of risk for consumption. If contaminant levels are very high, the DSHS makes it illegal to possess certain seafood from certain areas. More commonly, the DSHS advises the general public to limit the number of fish eaten or advises pregnant women or children to eliminate certain fish from their diets. For contaminated oysters, the DSHS will close or restrict the areas of harvesting.en_US
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dc.publisherGalveston Bay Estuary Programen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries9549en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/gbeppubs/baybriefings06/GI-350_Seafood_Advisory.pdfen_US
dc.subjectwater and sediment quality; habitat protection; public health; freshwater inflow; species protection; shoreline management; spills, fills, and dumping; seafood consumption advisoriesen_US
dc.titleBay Briefings - Seafood Consumption Advisoriesen_US
dc.typeFlyeren_US
dc.placeHouston, TXen_US
dc.seriesBay Briefings - Charting the Course to 2015en_US
dc.vol-issueen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.acquisition-srcGalveston Bay Estuary Programen_US
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