Experts operating states apart confirm toxic content in not just shrimp, but crab and fish too, Raw Story, November 10, 2010:
Dr. William Sawyer, of the Sanibel, Florida-based Toxicology Consultants & Assessment Specialists:
"I don't recommend eating Gulf seafood, not with the risk of liver and kidney damage."
"The reason FDA has not made that advisory is because they've relied on this sensory test. You may as well send inspectors out to look at the fish and say they look nice. They're sniffing for something they can't detect."
Robert M. Naman, a chemist at ACT Labs in Mobile, Alabama:
"I wouldn't eat shrimp, fish or crab caught in the Gulf... The problems people will face, health-wise, are something that people don't understand." ...
"[The FDA's safety threshold] is borderline absurd... It's geared so that shrimpers can go back to work, and that's great -- but if we're talking about human health and the environment, you need to proceed slowly." ...
"I'm not eating fish. I wouldn't advise anyone to eat fish... "[The government is] more worried about livelihoods and tourism, but I'm ultimately more concerned with human health."