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"Dioxins My A**" Hat Mocks Contaminated Fish Advisory

05/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, children under 15 and pre-menopausal women should not eat walleye larger than 18 inches in size. A previous advisory recommended this population group eat no more than one meal a month from walleye larger than 22 inches.

Hayes may be typical of people in the region when it comes to knowledge of fish advisories. dioxin-hatA few years ago, Hayes was part of a committee that created a popular unofficial walleye festival hat with the embroidered statement "Dioxins My Ass." But he may also be partly responsible for some people not knowing about the risks of eating walleye.

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