Have you been wondering about the proper amount of toxic mercury and pesticides you can consume and feed your family before suffering irreversible kidney, lung and central nervous system damage?
If so, you’re in luck. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a two-page mercury-contamination advisory for fish in Roosevelt Lake and Lake Pleasant. The advisory covers largemouth bass in both lakes, along with channel catfish in Roosevelt Lake.
Mercury is toxic in high doses and can damage vital organs and the central nervous system. Children and pregnant or nursing women are at higher risk and are advised not to eat any fish from the lakes. Fortunately, you can still serve your older children and non-childbearing age female adults about one 8-ounce meal per month. Those treasured men in your life can eat two such meals per month.