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Wisconsin Issues ‘Do Not Eat’ Advisory for Some Deer Liver (1)

Sept. 15, 2020, 9:22 PM; Updated: Sept. 18, 2020, 5:38 PM

Wisconsin environmental and health agencies on Tuesday issued a “do not eat” advisory for some deer livers after finding significant levels of “forever chemicals” in the livers of white-tailed deer taken near a Johnson Controls International Plc facility.

The U.S. Agriculture Department killed 20 deer in February near a Johnson Controls facility in Marinette, Wis., and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) tested their muscle, heart, and liver tissue for the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a group of highly persistent chemicals used in many household products such as food packaging and cookware.

Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS),...

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