PFAS fish consumption advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) collected fish from five waterbodies on Cape Cod as part of a pilot project to assess emerging contaminants in fish and surface water samples at recreational waterbodies.  As a results of their findings, DPH issues a fish consumption advisory for both Grews (Goodwill Park) and Jenkins Pond due to elevated levels per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  Based on this current advice, combined with existing advisories at this waterbody, DPH recommends that children under 12, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women that may become pregnant do not eat any fish from Grews or Jenkins Ponds and everyone else limit consumption of all fish to 2 meals per week.  This DOES NOT affect the ability of people to recreate in these waterbodies so activities such as boating and swimming may continue.  DPH is prepared to answer any questions you may have.  To find out more information, please call 617-624-5757 or visit DPH's website at

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