People are routinely exposed to arsenic in food, water, air, and soil because it is found naturally in the environment. Some foods are known to be higher in arsenic like seaweed, rice, shellfish, and fish.

The health effects monitoring program found that local adults and children with higher levels of arsenic in their urine ate store-bought seafood and rice more often, the study also found that local fish are safe to eat for more arsenic results.

Visit and the health and social services website for guidelines on safe fishing locations.


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