CDC to Doctors: Seafood must be “HEAVILY CONTAMINATED with oil” to pose a health risk — Would “have a strong odor and taste of oil”


Seafood Safety Following the Gulf Oil Spill, CDC, Gulf Oil Spill 2010:

Chemical Emergencies

Dear colleagues:... For the seafood to pose a health risk, the food would have to be heavily contaminated with oil, and would therefore have a strong odor and taste of oil. ... Persons who consume seafood contaminated by oil may experience the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. We understand that these symptoms are general, and that consumption of contaminated seafood might not necessarily be the cause. ...

However, if you identify a cluster of persons with gastrointestinal illness that may be associated with exposure to oil contaminated seafood, we ask you to... Please notify CDC by calling the Emergency Operations Center at 404-639-7100.

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