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DNR: Avoid eating deer livers in Marinette area

Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 13:35:03-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is warning people to avoid eating livers of deer killed around Marinette to avoid being exposed to PFAS chemicals.

DNR officials said Tuesday that a study of 20 deer harvested around the JCI/Tyco Fire Technology Center in Marinette found significant levels of PFAS in the animals' livers.

DNR and state health officials issued a do-not-eat advisory for livers of deer harvested within five miles of the JCI/Tyco facility.

PFAS are human-made chemicals that research suggests can cause health problems in humans. The chemicals have been used for decades in firefighting foam and nonstick cookware.

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