American Medical Association: Bio-accumulation of chemicals that mutate genetic material will continue for years in Gulf oysters, shrimp and crab

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
By Paul Martin
August 18th, 2010

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill, Journal of the American Medical Association, August 16, 2010:

[P]olycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)… can contaminate the food chain… PAHs include mutagens and probable carcinogens… these chemicals accumulate for years in invertebrates. The Gulf provides about two-thirds of the oysters in the United States and is a major fishery for shrimp and crab.

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