Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Toxics and Areas of Concern
DHS Report to EPA
Monitor Fish Community
This five year project includes all components needed to improve Wisconsins fish consumption advisories: assessment of essential nutrients and contaminants in Great Lakes fish; consumer focus groups; serial evaluation of advisory awareness and fish consumption; contaminant body burdens and health status among elderly men who eat frequent meals of Great Lakes fish; and the development of interactive web pages and electronic media outreach tools. Fish and human tissues will be analyzed for selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, polychlorinated biphenyls (including PCB11), brominated flame retardants, perflourinated organic acids, toxaphene, DDE, and toxic metals.