As recovery from the BP spill goes on, government and private research labs are testing for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, potential cancer causing substances, which, according to a story in the Associated Press, show up at low levels in seafood from other waters, and can accumulate in grilled foods.

Some seafood under the microscope is showing little contamination, according to the AP.

Basic biology is key: Some species clear oil contamination out of their bodies far more rapidly than others. Fish are the fastest, oysters and crabs the slowest, and shrimp somewhere in between.
“I probably would put oysters at the top of the concern list and I don’t think there’s a close second,” marine scientist George Crozier, who directs the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama, told the AP.

Corexit, the dispersant used by BP is another health concern, but so far the has been no test developed to detect the chemical in seafood.  

Check out the whole story for a series of questions and answers about the safety of Gulf seafood to help you make decisions of what, and when to eat.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

Entrepreneur of the Year Nominations
Entrepreneur-Noms14 315x178
IND L!VE
the Grid!

 

INDreporter

LA LA Land
Advertisement

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
IND Monthly
Advertisement
Advertisement