You let us know if you get sick too. I don’t eat the fish out of the Missouri let alone dirty flood water with bacteria in it. Just cause someone’s says its safe, do you want to be the first one to try it? Just a thought
Won’t eat fish out of the Missouri? Why not?
There are NO BANS on the consumption of fish from any body of water in Nebraska. Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) tests the fillets of a variety of fish collected from waters all across Nebraska. If the levels of a variety of toxins exceed safe levels in those fish fillets, then DEQ issues fish consumption advisories recommending that folks may want to limit, not necessarily eliminate, their consumption of fish from those waters. Those advisories are very conservative and based on the assumption that a person would eat a meal of fish from that one body of water, once a week, every week for a period of years and then they would have an increased chance of getting sick, probably developing cancer, because of the toxins that have been found in the fish fillets from those waters where consumption advisories are issued. I don’t know about you, but I do not eat that much fish from any body of water and would not hesitate to eat fish from any water in the state including the Missouri River.
Read more about the fish consumption advisories and what it all means, and make your own decisions, Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality .
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