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PFAS/PFOS in the Great Lakes

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1/18/23 @ 9:12 PM
Knot so hot
Knot so hot
User since 1/28/11


After further review….I’ll be limiting my consumption of whitefish,walleye, and salmon from Lake Michigan. Is this concerning to anyone else? 

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2/8/23 @ 6:43 PM
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User since 6/18/01
2/5/23 @ 10:17 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 6/17/01

The reality is, something is going to eventually get all of us. In this life we are all mortals.

I like to eat trout from Spring Creeks, but I'm told to release my trout, or If should only to flyfish or Is get criticized for this or that.

So then I harvest Lake Michigan fish, and now we're have this. If you don't eat either, you can buy farm raised fish which have eaten who knows what. 

Or you can skip it all and have a deficiency in Onega-3 fatty acids. Then have heart problems.

I'm done chasing the fountain of youth. I'm going to to fish and eat my catch, and then let the cards fall where they may.

1/31/23 @ 12:51 PM
User since 7/20/09

I'll admit I thought the same thing.  My dad always said I was raised on salmon.  I think it should still be researched but I'm still eating fish.  I don't feel the need to eat it every week but that's more of a variety choice than a health choice.  I've reduced what I keep to maintain what I eat, I don't feel the need to live off of fish.  

1/27/23 @ 10:11 PM
User since 8/29/06

Life expectancy continues to rise despite all of man's contamination of Gaia. Over 2000 nuclear tests later, and the rate keeps going up. Fascinating really. Obviously, any contamination of our resources is to be carefully monitored and studied. I think we're on the right track. Yep. The glass is half full. Call me an optimist.

1/27/23 @ 3:58 PM
User since 4/17/07

Scary situation no doubt, but as others have pointed out PFAS are found everywhere. Non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, make-up, gore-tex etc. Will I stop eating fish? No. Do I want to feed it to my kids? Not sure yet. Is the food we buy at the store any safer? All we hear about is mercury levels, VHS, PCB's, CWD, COVID, lead in water, arsenic, nitrates, now PFA's. It's sad everything is polluted/ contaminated but all of those prior things were supposed to be the end-all, but the world kept moving.

1/27/23 @ 2:15 PM
User since 8/29/06

Looks like I need to start donating plasma/blood. 

1/27/23 @ 12:48 PM
User since 7/3/01

I checked with DNR and PFAS is found throughout a fish and  is not concentrated in the belly fat.
The Choose Wisely fishing guide is a publication from DNR that addresses consumption of wild gamefish.

1/27/23 @ 12:05 PM
User since 4/1/05

Yep, sure sign of an apocalypse.

1/27/23 @ 12:09 AM
Sea Breeze
User since 12/15/01

I am 80 years old and have gone through the DDT and PCB episodes. I believe the PFAS situation is more dire than either of the previous episodes. I am cleaning out my freezer and disposing of all fish therein. I am not consuming any more fish from Lake Michigan. I am currently evaluating what to do with my trolling gear including 40 rods, hundreds of lures, downriggers, Dipseys, etc. Everything from here on in is going to be catch and release. Or I may just hang it up. PFAS contamination is an environmental catastrophe of epic proportions. My sympathy to future generations of people who will inhabit this mess we will leave as our legacy. I am sorry.

1/26/23 @ 9:24 PM
User since 10/3/12

Dont forget all the mercury advisorys we have had in Wisconsin for the past 30 years. Thats not getting much press these days but the fictional soundbites of scientists get the press

1/26/23 @ 4:09 PM
User since 7/20/09

Nothing here struck me that people were replacing their fish with chinese fish lol.

1/26/23 @ 3:56 PM
User since 8/29/06

I always look at these threads just to see who's being petty. I found some. 

I'll continue to eat salmon, trout, pike, walleye, catfish, bluegill, crappie, perch, and even the occasional sheepshead. Some would rather take a chance with fish from the other side of the earth, where environmental controls are far from our own. In a bad way, just in case you didn't already know.

1/26/23 @ 8:52 AM
User since 7/20/09

I've always been told and read that removing the mudline helps reduce contaminants in fish.  Wonder if that plays a part here or if its even throughout the fish? 

1/26/23 @ 3:17 AM
User since 5/10/14

trouter is a typical far lefty. Divide and conquer, Rules for radicals, antifa. Sad.

1/25/23 @ 3:00 PM
User since 10/3/12

Maybe the study has been done but would be interesting to compare PFAs in a fish vs PFAs in a human vs PFAs in a animal such as a dog

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