www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita school district won't take part in free meals program -7/31/2014, 1:45 PM

Wheels Up private flight club good for Wichita -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

Lyle Lovett to present acoustic show at Orpheum Theatre -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

Kansas Highway Patrol inspects First Student buses for Wichita schools -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

DeWeese gets life sentence for murder -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

Commercial aircraft sales help Bombardier increase profits -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kansas issues restriction on bass eating

Published on -1/8/2013, 10:26 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- State health officials are warning the public to restrict their consumption of bass because of concerns about their mercury content.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass should be eaten only once per week.

The department says women who are pregnant, might become pregnant or are nursing; and children under the age of 18 should eat Kansas-caught bass only once a month.

The health department says restrictions are necessary because of the levels of mercury, which can cause health problems, particularly to fetuses and children.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos