Carcinogens at “hugely elevated levels” in the Gulf, researchers find

And yet that seafood’s safe to eat!


Researchers Found 40-Fold Increase In Carcinogenic Compounds In Gulf
by Dan Froomkin

Researchers testing the waters off Louisiana in June found hugely elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, some of which are known carcinogens.

The researchers from Oregon State University say that a device taking samples just off the shore of Louisiana’s Grande Isle registered a 40-fold increase in PAHs between May and June.

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