Health warning for fish eaters

August 19, 2009 9:22:55 AM PDT
State health officials are advising people to limit their consumption of largemouth bass from Lake Isabell, about 30 miles north of Houston. The Department of State Health Services on Wednesday said lab tests indicated elevated levels of mercury in largemouth bass in the lake, located in Lake Houston Park.

Adults should limit consumption of largemouth bass from Lake Isabell to no more than two 8-ounce servings a month. Children under age 12 should limit consumption to no more than two 4-ounce servings a month.

The agency says women who are nursing, pregnant or who may become pregnant should not eat largemouth bass from Lake Isabell.

DSHS says elevated levels of mercury in fish do not pose a health risk for people swimming, fishing or doing other water recreation activities at Lake Isabell.

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