19 May '11, 12am

New Study, Same Seafood: Gulf Coast catch needs more testing, NOW.

According to a new study, additional and improved testing of Gulf seafood is needed to track contamination and ensure public health protections following the BP Oil Spill disaster. This study provides solid evidence to support community concerns that the testing of seafood, particularly in coastal waters, is woefully inadequate and that a comprehensive long-term monitoring plan is needed. However, it disappointingly falls short of its claim to provide a more “conservative” assessment of the safe level of oil-spill related contaminants in seafood and continues to underestimate risks to vulnerable populations. My colleague, Dr. Gina Solomon , and I have blogged before on how the toxic stew from the BP oil spill can contaminate seafood and threaten public health, particularly for people who eat a lot of seafood , and the pressing need to improve testing and assessment of Gulf...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mrotkinellman/more_gulf...

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