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On Sunday the 25th at 6pm EST, we’re performing scheduled maintenance. We anticipate this planned outage will take between 2 and 4 hours.
DHEC has a new number for appointments at local health departments.
Please call 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432).

How to Follow the Advisories

An advisory is issued when DHEC determines by sampling and analysis that mercury exceeds safe limits for consuming those fish.

What Is An Advisory?

  • An advisory is the advice given for how much of a certain type of fish you should eat in a particular waterbody.
    • deckcardsAdvisories will be one of the following:
    • No Restrictions – eat as many as you'd like of that fish from that waterbody.
    • One meal a week – only eat that type of fish once in that week and eat no other fish with an advisory within that same week.
    • One meal a month – only eat that type of fish once in that month and eat no other fish with an advisory within that same month.
    • Do Not Eat Any – you should not eat any of that type of fish from that waterbody

Portion Sizes

  • All advisories are based on 1 meal of fish
  • 1 meal of fish = ½ pound or 8 ounces of uncooked fish
  • 8 ounces of uncooked fish = about the size of 2 decks of playing cards
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