Small portions: Michigan puts PFAS advisory on Lake Superior rainbow smelt

Read the full story from Bridge Michigan.

Citing new data showing PFAS contamination in Lake Superior rainbow smelt is more widespread than previously known, state regulators are again warning anglers and diners to limit their meals of the popular sportfish. 

People eating smelt from the northernmost Great Lake should eat no more than one serving per month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. A serving is eight ounces (about two to three of the sardine-sized fish) for adults and two or four ounces for children.

The advisory comes just in time for the spring smelt run, a popular time for anglers to net the fish as they swim into Great Lakes tributaries to spawn.

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