High arsenic level triggers soft-shell clam advisory

High levels of naturally occurring arsenic along the Oregon Coast has state health officials warning clam-diggers how best to prepare their soft-shell clams before eating them.

The advisory issued by the Oregon Health Authority likely will be permanent because there is no expectation that the arsenic levels will wane.

The advisory is specifically for those who recreationally dig and eat the species Mya arenaria, because these clams are not commercially available in...

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