‘Do Not Eat’ Advisory Issued for Deer Taken in Parts on Iosco County

The state says nobody should eat dear taken in parts of Iosco County.

The state Health and Human Services, along with the DNR, issued a “do not eat” advisory for deer taken within five miles of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township.

That’s because they found high levels of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) in a deer near the marsh. 

Clark’s Marsh borders the old Wurtsmith Air Force Base.

The DNR says the deer had PFOS levels of 547 parts per billion.

That exceeds the 300 parts per billion recommended maximum level.

PFOS are a type of PFAS chemical.

The old Air Force base used firefighting foam that contained PFAS, which can be harmful if consumed.