“Largest PAH change I’ve seen” in career — Almost all of most toxic compounds showed a 4000% increase “of what would enter into an organism”

An update on the increase in Gulf PAH levels by up to 4000% via Dan Froomkin’s interview with an Oregon State University professor:


  • The device taking samples “just off the shore of Louisiana’s Grande Isle” registered the 40-fold increase in PAHs.
  • “The sampling device was specifically designed to measure the fraction of PAHs in the environment that could make their way through a biological membrane.”
  • Kim Anderson, OSU professor of environmental and molecular toxicology: “This is a measure of what would enter into an organism.
  • Anderson: “There was a huge increase of PAHs that are bio-available to the organisms — and that means they can essentially be uptaken by organisms throughout the food chain.”
  • Anderson: “Said that almost every one of those 17 particularly toxic compounds experienced the 40-fold increase that the entire class did.”
  • Anderson: “This would be the largest PAH change I’ve seen in over a decade of doing this.”
August data continues to show abnormally high levels of PAHs, similar to the 40-fold increase

9 comments to “Largest PAH change I’ve seen” in career — Almost all of most toxic compounds showed a 4000% increase “of what would enter into an organism”

  • sam

    “Anderson said that based on the findings of other researchers, she suspects that the abundant use of dispersants by BP increased the bioavailability of the PAHs in this case.”

  • TSGordon

    The ststical implications of these recent findings dwarfs everything we have heard previously.

    Here, just a few hundred miles inland, every grocery store is well convinced that we need never worry about ‘tainted’ Gulf supplies, mirroring the grossly misleading statements from the FDA/EPA which was that everything had been handled on our behalf…

    “Agenda 21 is in full force.”

  • BeachN

    Please make your articles easier to find…Like the head lines you have?? Make them so one can just click on them and go to that page PLEASE…I am so frustrated every time I come here…
    I read the headlines then I spend 10 mins looking for a place to click to bring up the story..

  • premurderedGOM

    TS mentioned Agenda 21. Most folks probably don’t know what that is. It’s basically a land grab, like the whole GOM. Irreversible enviromental damage would set it in motion. In the case of the Gulf, it is a matter of time until our slave owners say it’s too toxic to live here. Article after article[not just here] say the same thing. They are pushing this toxic Gulf thing to the max, and every word is true. No one can live around this kind of enviroment without eventually falling ill.

  • Excuse my ignorance but can someone explains what
    “PAH” means?


  • xdrfox

    AnimeLove go here for starters …
    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), also known as poly-aromatic hydrocarbons or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons are potent atmospheric pollutants that consist of fused aromatic rings and do not contain heteroatoms or carry substituents. PAHs occur in oil, coal, and tar deposits, and are produced as byproducts of fuel burning As a pollutant, they are of concern because some compounds have been identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic. PAHs are also found in foods.

  • Dan

    So, Florida Orange Juice – at risk from airborne PAH’s and then root uptake? possible? anyone know or studying? shitt…..

  • Debbie M

    If you want to learn more Google :
    Gulf Oil Spill with these names: (1)Dr. Susan Shaw (2) Riki Ott (3) Dr. William
    Sawyer (4) Ian MacDoanald (5) Harriet Perry (6) Dr. Samantha Joye. Also Google:
    Gulf Oil Spill Toxicolgist or Scientist.
    The articles are getting harder and harder to find. You can also search You Tube and the names listed above.

  • ghana

    You folks are good people here and all your help and info is so much APPRECIATED! This has the potential to become either by fact or propaganda a US 5 state Chernobyl. Please continue to be dilligent in digging, sourcing and researching TRUTH about this unfolding battle for our GOM! Don’t let the press bury us!

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