The project will reduce the exposure of urban anglers throughout the Great Lakes basin to mercury and other toxic substances in Great Lakes fish. The grantee will develop several versions of fish consumption information designed for anglers in urban areas, where fish may be more highly contaminated and where anglers may be more dependent on the fish they catch for food. The applicant will then field test the various versions and determine which version or versions actually lead to behavioral changes (i.e., healthier fish consumption practices) in urban anglers. The identification of effective messaging methods will enable states and other providers of fish consumption information to incorporate these methods into their fish consumption advisory systems, resulting in healthier fish consumption practices and reduced exposure to toxic chemicals among urban anglers.
Reducing Exposure to Toxics in Urban Anglers