Community health advocate Q&A: Families, fish and the Duwamish Superfund site

Fish are a healthy component of many diets, but depending where fish spend their time, they can pick up contaminants like mercury or polychlorinated bipheyls (PCBs) in their bodies. These chemicals are introduced to the environment from industrial and historical uses and enter the food chain, accumulating in seafood, marine mammals and humans. We talked with Mai Hoang, a Vietnamese-speaking Community Health Advocate who is working with Public Health – Seattle and King County.  She shared with us what drives her work as well as some of the challenges she encounters in sharing this information with her community.

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Angling for health: What you need to know about catching and eating fresh fish

By Sinang Lee, MPH, Health Educator at Public Health – Seattle & King County Hook, line, sinker… and healthy dinner! Or is it? Who you are, where you fish, and the type of fish you catch can be the difference between a heart-healthy meal stocked with brain-boosting omega-3s and exposure to harmful contamination. As we […]

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