Bay Briefings - Seafood Consumption Advisories

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Show simple item record Galveston Bay Estuary Program en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.contributor.other en_US 2010-02-15T17:41:09Z 2010-02-15T17:41:09Z 2006 en_US
dc.description 1 page; available for download at the link below. en_US
dc.description.abstract Contamination 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.publisher Galveston Bay Estuary Program en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 9549 en_US
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dc.subject water and sediment quality; habitat protection; public health; freshwater inflow; species protection; shoreline management; spills, fills, and dumping; seafood consumption advisories en_US
dc.title Bay Briefings - Seafood Consumption Advisories en_US
dc.type Flyer en_US Houston, TX en_US
dc.series Bay Briefings - Charting the Course to 2015 en_US
dc.vol-issue en_US
dc.geo-code Galveston Bay en_US
dc.location GBIC Circulating Collection en_US
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dc.acquisition-src Galveston Bay Estuary Program en_US
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dc.history 8/25/06 eas en_US en_US

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