Improved communication of fish consumption advisories needed to protect maternal and child health

Research recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reveals that fish consumption advisories are not always effective at informing anglers who may be sharing their catch with more vulnerable subpopulations of women and children.

SRP Research Translation Core Leader Kathleen Gray, along with investigators from NC State University and the NC Department of Health and Human Services, studied the effectiveness of signage at increasing angler awareness of a fish consumption advisory for a North Carolina lake with elevated PCB concentrations in fish and sediment samples.