Don't eat fish from Mountain Creek Lake

October 1, 2010 10:03:10 AM PDT
State health experts are warning people not to eat any species of fish from a Dallas-area lake. The advisory Friday from the Texas Department of State Health Services says laboratory testing of fish samples from Mountain Creek Lake in Grand Prairie found elevated levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

Experts say PCBs are a likely carcinogen in high doses in humans.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had asked DSHS,as part of a five-year followup program, to collect samples from Mountain Creek Lake to re-evaluate toxicity levels in fish.

DSHS is lifting an aquatic life order that prohibited people from possessing fish from Mountain Creek Lake.


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