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Health officials warn against eating eel from parts of South Shore

Suffolk Health officials say preliminary data shows elevated levels of toxic chemicals, called PFAS, in American eel taken from tidal areas between the Carmans River near Yaphank and Quantuck.

News 12 Staff

Jul 11, 2019, 9:54 AM

Updated 1,807 days ago

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Long Islanders are being warned to limit or even stop eating eel taken from parts of the South Shore.
Suffolk Health officials say preliminary data shows elevated levels of toxic chemicals, called PFAS, in American eel taken from tidal areas between the Carmans River near Yaphank and Quantuck Creek near Quogue.
PFAS can be traced to firefighting foam and non-stick coatings.
PFAS is considered a carcinogen.


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