The surprise in this brochure was how contaminated land animals are in the Saginaw Bay Watershed.
The advisory also says:
Do not eat any liver
from deer harvested in or near the flood plain of the
· Limit consumption of deer muscle meat from this area. Women of childbearing age and children under the age of 15 should eat no more than one meal per week.
· Do not eat turkey harvested in or near the flood plain.
Limit consumption of
squirrel harvested in or near the flood plain. Women of
childbearing age and
A Michigan government site says:
State of Michigan health assessors have reviewed the wild game data for the flood plain of the Tittabawassee River downstream of Midland. The results conclude that eating deer, turkey, or squirrel that contain dioxin at the levels found in the Dow wild game study could result in adverse health effects.
Levels of dioxins in the wild game harvested in the floodplain downstream of Midland for the study were up to 7 times higher than samples taken upstream of Midland in deer muscle meat, 118 times higher in deer liver, 66 times higher in turkey, and 40 times higher in squirrel. http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-8347-100553--M,00.html
Hunters are more likely to kill and bring home for the family; rabbits, pheasants, ducks and geese from this area. I wonder how polluted they are?
Take care, frank
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