“Buyer Beware”: Public health experts fear “cancer and brain damage” from oil-contaminated seafood


Gulf Seafood: Who Decides How Safe Is Safe?, AOL News, June 29, 2010:

Petroleum contamination is known to cause cancer and brain damage. But how much oil and gas does it take to make seafood dangerous? ...

The analysis is important. Public health experts say... [w]hat they fear is the possibility of cancer or neurologic impact.

As far as determining whether the shrimp, crab and fish came from the gulf or were farmed in foreign waters, the best advice is to know your fishmonger because buying seafood today clearly demands that the buyer beware.

http://www.aolnews.com/gulf-oil-spill/article/gulf-seafood-after-the-oil-spill-who-decides-how-safe-is-safe/19534995

1 comment to “Buyer Beware”: Public health experts fear “cancer and brain damage” from oil-contaminated seafood

  • jec

    "So far, the state has(LA) tested more than 10,000 samples of fish, crab and shrimp. None has levels of oil contamination that raised health concerns. " Not to belabor a point.BUT..arent these the same agencies that say its safe to work in the oil spill area without respirators/safe gear..with toxins in the water? Who decides what SAFE means? Tar balls on swim suits and skin? Maybe best to have BP/US Government to just cover any and all possible illnesses from any toxin in the Gulf Coast-for any one exposed --the general public. That is an option and might make all take a good look at the possible outcome of exposure!

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