State officials issue fish advisories in KY

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State officials are warning people to
limit their intake of fish taken from some Kentucky waters.

The state health department is among government agencies who on
Friday released a fish consumption advisory. Officials say high
levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and mercury have been
found in some species of fish.

Dr. William Hacker, the state's public health commissioner, says
women who are pregnant or of childbearing age and small children
may be susceptible to some of the contaminants.

Lake Cumberland, Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and Fish Lake
in Ballard County have been added to the state's advisory list
because of higher mercury levels.

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