Largemouth bass caught in the Alapaha River at Statenville Boat Ramp
had high concentrations of PFAS forever chemicals.
EWG summarizes the risk:
Eating just one PFAS-contaminated freshwater fish per month could be
the equivalent of drinking a glass of water with very high levels of
PFOS or other forever chemicals.
Map and data: PFAS in fish in Alapaha River –EWG 2023-01-17
Sample taken: 2014. Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO), PFAS National Datasets, Ambient Environmental Sampling for PFAS. Available here.
EWG, January 17, 2023,
‘Forever chemicals’ in freshwater fish: Mapping a growing
environmental justice problem EPA data reveal high levels of PFAS in
fish and human exposure risks,
What does this map show?
From coast to coast, and in almost every state in the U.S., high
levels of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS
contaminate freshwater fish. The potential harm is not limited to
fish, but the pollution poses health risks to communities that catch
and eat the fish.
This map, based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency,
confirms the detection of PFAS at alarming levels Continue reading