Toxicologist: “Tests of Gulf shrimp have shown unsafe levels… which can cause liver or kidney damage in a MATTER OF WEEKS”


Questions linger about seafood safety, but FDA says consumers have little to fear, Press Register, November 28, 2010:

Every Gulf fish that the government has tested since workers shut off the oil spewing from BP’s ruptured well in mid-July has shown toxins far below what is dangerous, federal authorities say. ...

“These chemicals, these are PAHs that are carcinogenic. ... These items are not in any way appropriate for anyone to eat," said Ed Cake, an environmental consultant from Ocean Springs. “There’s no low-dose level that’s acceptable to eat."...

[William Sawyer], the Florida toxicologist, said the government tests do not look for total petroleum hydrocarbons in the seafood. He said his tests of Gulf shrimp have shown unsafe levels of the compounds, which can cause liver or kidney damage in a matter of weeks.

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