Consumer Reports: Tuna and Mercury

(CONSUMER REPORTS) – For pregnant women who eat seafood, it would be wise to note that not all fish is safe. This includes canned tuna and even sushi. These products contain high levels of mercury, which can damage the baby’s brain and nervous system. Many varieties have been known to contain high levels of mercury. … Continue reading »

Health Advisory at Applegate Lake

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Fishermen headed to Applegate Lake may want to think twice before bringing home their catch of the day. For some fisherman in southern Oregon, Applegate Lake is their favorite place to cast their line. Now, the Oregon Health Authority is advising those fishermen to limit their consumption of what they catch. … Continue reading »

Firefighters Open Door to Help Aquarium

GOLD HILL, Ore. — With ice on the interstate and chains on their tires, the weather proved to be much colder than two men coming from southern California anticipated. “We were coming down and we had to chain up and we were going really slow at that point, trying to find a warm place that … Continue reading »

Advisory Issued for Columbia River Fish

BONNEVILLE, Ore. – Oregon and Washington health officials have limited the consumption of some fish species near the Bonneville Dam and the middle Columbia River. Public health officials issued the advisory due to elevated levels of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls found in the tissue of resident fish. The species of concern include bass, bluegill, yellow … Continue reading »