Risk Communication and Exposure Reduction

CW4CB partnered with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Aquatic Science Center, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and the Regional Water Board to conduct a regional outreach and education program referred to as the San Francisco Bay Fish Project (SFBFP). Funding for the project was provided primarily by the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies, the Western States Petroleum Association, BASMAA, and, via the CW4CB grant, the USEPA.

The SFBFP collaborated with community groups, local agencies, tribes, and others to raise public awareness of fish contamination issues in the Bay. The SFBFP also implemented actions to encourage people that eat fish from the Bay to reduce their exposure to PCBs, mercury, and other pollutants in the fish while other actions, such as those pilot-tested by CW4CB and described in this report are developed and implemented to eventually reduce contamination levels in the fish to safe levels. The SFBFP is summarized in Section 6 of the CW4CB Overall Project Report and further information is available at the project web site (http://sfei.org/sfbfp).