Thursday, October 13, 2011

FDA Allowed Unsafe Levels of Chemicals in Seafood After BP Oil Spill

Published October 12, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration allowed unsafe levels of contaminants in seafood after the BP oil spill in 2010, according to a new study.
Researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) said the FDA 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 oil spill disaster.
The study found that by using flawed assumptions and outdated risk assessment methods, the FDA allowed contamination up to 10,000 times the level deemed safe, and failed to identify risks for pregnant women and children.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/12/study-fda-allowed-unsafe-levels-chemicals-in-seafood-after-bp-oil-spill/#ixzz1agfQzXmB

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