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Washington warns public not to consume fish from lake

The state of Washington warned the public not to consume three types of fish from Lake Washington due to high levels of toxic chemicals.

The state issued an advisory against eating the northern pikeminnow and to limit consumption of perch and cutthroat. The pikeminnow is considered a sport fish and is usually not eaten but the other two species are more commonly eaten.

Tests showed extremely high levels of cancer-causing PCBs in the pikeminnow. Lower, but still high, levels were found in the perch and cutthroat.

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High level of PCBs taints Lake Washington fish (The Seattle Times 9/1)
PCB levels result in fish warning (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/1)

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