What are fish consumption advisories?

Fish consumption advisories (FCAs) alert peopleto the potential health risks assocated with consuming fish species that have levels of contamination that could harm human health. The most common contaminants addressed by such advisories are mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Children, infants, pregnant and nursing women, or women who may become pregnant are the most vulnerable and FCAs often recommend these groups eat less fish that are thought to be contaminated.  

Additional Resources

The following online resources provide additional information on fish consumption advisories and making healthy and safe choices when eating fish