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Idaho Catfish Have High Mercury Levels


(BOISE) – Frying catfish is a pastime for much of the southern United States, but in Idaho, it carries some significant risks. State health officials are warning that catfish harvested from the lower Boise River have abnormally high mercury levels, making it dangerous for babies and children to eat. Catfish, along with largemouth and smallmouth bass, absorb more mercury than other fish species because of their diet.

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