Is It Safe to Eat the Seafood?

by Vicki M. Skeers, Dep of Social & Health Services, Olympia, WA, USA,
Carl Sagerser, Dep of Social & Health Services, Olympia, WA, USA,
Eric Slagle, Dep of Social & Health Services, Olympia, WA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: The issue of bacterial, viral and chemical contamination of Puget Sound seafood and its consequent impact on human health has been of concern for some time. This paper discusses potential risks associated with seafood ingestion, effects of contamination on sea life, and guidelines for safe seafood consumption. Summaries of available catch and consumption patterns and illness occurrences in Washington State are included.

Subject Headings: Safety | Water pollution | Diseases | Chemicals | Viruses | Bacteria | Washington | North America | United States

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