Other Resources

For more information on fish consumption advisories and safe eating guidelines, visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s webpage on safe eating advisories at http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/.

For water quality and other information addressing questions about toxic chemicals in fish and shellfish, visit the California Water Quality Monitoring Council’s Safe to Eat portal at http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/safe_to_eat/.

The report, Contaminants in Fish from California Lakes and Reservoirs, 2007-2008, presents the largest study on contaminants in fish ever conducted in California, and presents data on 272 of California’s more than 9,000 lakes and reservoirs. The study provides information that will be valuable in prioritizing lakes in need of further study to support development of consumption guidelines and cleanup plans, and that the public can use to be better informed about the degree of contamination of their favorite fishing spots.