Your Potential Risks:
Based on the species you are working with, you should be aware of the following potential health risks:
Special Note on Aquatic Pathogens:
Other than through food poisonings, there are relatively few infectious agents that you can catch directly from fish. There are, however, a number of agents that are common in pond water. If you work with pond water, water that is stagnant, or contains a large amount of organic material, you should wash your hands and arms thoroughly after contact with the water. If you spend a lot of time in the water, you should wear sturdy, impervious gloves. If you develop a rash or other lesion on your arms or hands, report your exposure to this type of water to Employee Health Service (860-679-2893).