2018 Hospital Swamp (Victoria) – Consumption Advice for Recreationally Harvested Waterfowl

Hospital Swamp

Consumption Advice for Recreationally Harvested Waterfowl

EPA Victoria – Publication Date 1732 March 2019

Children and adults should not consume duck liver. Children should limit their consumption of duck breast meat to one serve (75g) per month from Hospital Swamp (part of Lake Connewarre
State Game Reserve).

It was only possible to collect waterfowl for testing from a limited number of wetlands. It is therefore recommended that hunters should exercise caution when onsuming waterfowl from sites nearby wetlands with current health advisories. For example, Reedy Lake (part of Lake Connewarre State Game Reserve) is within 2 km of Hospital Swamp and waterfowl can freely move between these wetlands. As such, waterfowl collected from Reedy Lake should be treated the same as those collected from Hospital Swamp until more evidence is provided. EPA will be investigating PFAS concentrations further in these areas.