Seattle Human Rights Commission passes Fish Consumption Rate resolution

Earlier this month, the Seattle Human Rights Commission passed a strongly worded resolution, urging the State of Washington to put into place a realistic fish consumption rate.

From the resolution:

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Seattle Human Rights Commission hereby calls upon the Washington State Department of Ecology to raise its fish consumption rate to that of Oregon’s at 175 g/day using a risk level of 10-6 to ensure that all Washingtonians, even our highest fish consumers, are protected in the free and equal exercise of our human rights to health and our own means of subsistence.

The commission also put together a hand call sheet for people to contact the Department of Ecology and the governor’s office to urge action on the fish consumption rate and water quality standards.

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