State Fish Consumption Advice Safe dose approach – Based on Risk Assessment Methods (U.S. EPA Guidelines) – Many states provide separate advice for kids & moms and the rest of the population Benefits addressed qualitatively
Commercial Fish Consumption Advice – using FDA data & EPA RfD Meal AdviceSpecies 2 meals / weekSalmon, cod, pollock, canned light tuna, catfish, tilapia, herring, sardines, shrimp, crab, scallops, oysters 2 meals / monthCanned white tuna, tuna steak, halibut, lobster Do not eatShark, swordfish, tile fish, king mackerel
Communication Methods Annual production and distribution of outreach materials – Rely on Partners to Distribute: State agencies, environmental groups, resorts, guides, healthcare providers Web site Annual Press Release – target news media to increase awareness – Newspaper, Radio, TV
Targeted Outreach to Women WIC Maternal Child Health Local Public Health Agencies Healthcare Providers – HMOs – Prenatal care
Survey of 1,000 Women who Gave Birth in WI June 1-7, 2003 Purpose of Survey To assess: – fish consumption during pregnancy – awareness of the fish consumption advisory – familiarity with selected outreach materials Source: H. Anderson, WDHFS
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