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Reducing mercury in the Great Lakes and in the lakes and rivers of the Region 5 states is a high priority for EPA Region 5. These pages provide information about mercury in Region 5, including Fish Consumption Advisories for locally-caught fish and information about the effort to protect the Great Lakes from mercury through the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Mercury Workgroup, a cooperative effort between U.S. EPA and Environment Canada. The Workgroup is focused on sharing information about cost-effective options for reducing use and emissions of mercury in the Great Lakes.
State mercury pages
All of the Region 5 states are making significant efforts to reduce mercury.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Mercury in Fish
- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's page on Mercury and Fish Consumption.
- Great Lakes Information Network has a page of information about Great Lakes Fish Consumption Advisories,including links to the advisories for each of the Great Lakes States.
- This EPA page has numerous links to information about mercury related fish consumption advice, including a database of state, tribal, and federally-issued advisories.
- Great Lakes State/Provincial fish consumption advisories: