12 Oct '11, 4pm

FDA Allowed Unsafe Levels of Contaminants in Seafood after BP Oil Spill, Study Finds

WASHINGTON (October 12, 2011) – The Food and Drug Administration seriously underestimated the cancer risk from contaminants that can accumulate in seafood when the agency allowed commercial fishing to resume in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill disaster, a new study published today found. The study was published online today by the journal Environmental Health Perspectives , authored by Miriam Rotkin-Ellman and Gina Solomon of the Natural Resources Defense Council. They found that by using flawed assumptions and outdated risk assessment methods, FDA allowed up to 10,000 times too much contamination and failed to identify risks for pregnant women and children. Based on these findings, NRDC today filed a petition asking FDA to protect the public, especially pregnant women, children, and people who eat a lot of seafood, by setting a standard that limits the level of p...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/111012.asp

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