Chrysene Found in Water Near Beach at Perdido Key, Florida, via Michelle Nix and Cellect Opflex, March 10, 2011:
64.3 ug/kg of Chrysene found in WATER sample taken February 18th, 2011 outside of Eden Condominiums, Pensacola, FL
President of Massachusetts-based Geo Labs, Dave Kahler:
As we have now built a database of samples from Venice, LA to Pensacola, Florida utilizing EPA testing protocols, this is the first time we have detected Chrysene which is most concerning as it is showing up in the water close to the beaches in Perdido Key, Florida.
Chrysene produced carcinomas and malignant lymphoma in mice after intraperitoneal injection and skin carcinomas in mice following dermal exposure. Chrysene produced chromosomal abnormalities in hamsters and mouse germ cells after gavage exposure, positive responses in bacterial gene mutation assays and transformed mammalian cells exposed in culture. ...
Chrysene is a component of mixtures that have been associated with human cancer."
Dr. William Sawyer, Toxicologist:
Health consequences of dermal contact related to weathered BP crude is probably that of probable human carcinogens chrysene and benzo[b]fluoranthene that have been measured predominantly throughout the samples tested.
Health effects of those two compounds are increased risk of cancer, chromosomal aberrations, genetic damage.
It is insidious, latent response... that is a person that's been chronically exposed may have no adverse effects for several years until malignancy develops.