On the front page of the Dec. 29 Portland Press Herald, the lead article centered on fish and how dam removal on the Mousam River will improve the fishing there.

On Dec. 26, a Press Herald front-page headline read “State’s fish show signs of chemical exposure,” and the article detailed how endocrine disruptors are causing fish to exhibit both male and female sex characteristics.

Surely the Mousam River is full of endocrine disruptors (like pharmaceuticals and detergents) dumped by municipal wastewater treatment plants and many private septic systems up and down both sides of the river. Not fish I care to eat.

Please, folks, don’t let your grandchildren fish the Mousam and eat the fish.

Nick Kingsbury