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The purpose of this document is to describe and standardize the process by which fish consumption advisories (FCAs) are developed and publicly disseminated in Colorado. This document identifies the roles and responsibilities of the state agencies involved in the process, and describes the steps involved in implementing this policy.
Fish are an important part of a healthy diet. They are a lean, low-calorie source of protein. However, some fish may contain chemicals that could pose health risks (EPA). The Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), in conjuction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and CDPHE Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division (DCEED), conducts an on-going study aimed at investigating the presence of certain contaminants (such as mercury, arsenic...
"A deep dive into the murky waters of the international salmon farming industry, exposing the unappetizing truth about a fish that is not as good for you as you have been told"--