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Bay Area Waterfowl Consumption Health Wanings

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California's Environmental Protection Agency based on lab testing, has determined that consumption of waterfowl taken from certain locations in California may present the public with a health hazard. The following advisories have been issued.

Grasslands area (Western Merced County)

Because of elevated selenium levels, no one should eat more than 4 oz. of duck meat from the Grasslands area in any two-week period. No one should eat duck liver from this area.

Suisun Bay (Contra Costa and Solano Counties)

Because of elevated selenium levels, no one should eat more than 4 oz. of (greater or lesser) scaup meat, or more than 4 oz of scpter meat in any two-week period. No one should eat duck liver from this area.

San Pablo Bay (Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, Sonoma Counties)

Because of elevated selenium levels, no one should eat more than 4 oz. of greater scaup meat, or more than 4 oz of scoter meat in any two-week period. No one should eat duck liver from this area.

San Francisco Bay (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara counties)

Because of elevated selenium levels, no one should eat more than 4 oz. of greater scaup meat from the central bay, or more than 4 oz of greater scaup meat from the south bay in any two-week period. No one should eat duck liver from this area.

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