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Exposure of Santa Cruz Wharf Anglers to Domoic Acid


Sea Grant researchers have documented the presence of the potent human toxin domoic acid in sport fish caught from a popular fishing pier in California. The discovery has led to further studies aimed at quantifying the public health risk of eating recreationally caught fish, especially for socioeconomic groups whose seafood consumption and culinary practicesmay put them at greater risk.

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