Oil Spill Causing Cancer and Birth Defects

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    Researchers are accusing the FDA for not being tough enough on safety after the BP oil spill in the Gulf. They report that seafood (especially seafood without fins and scales - my emphasis) are found with very high and dangerous levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

    PAHs are chemicals found in oil and industrial pollution, and known to be cancer causing agents, culprit in birth defects and liver damage - FDA Approved Contaminated Seafood
     
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    PAH, humbug!
     
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    Well, Ebenezer Scrooge, I take you are an agent of BP. Right?
     
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    No, but I've been an industry advocate for the past 34 years.

    Tell me more about the FDA.
     
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    The FDA is the "public health czar" known to frequently harass independent-minded folks for medical findings that the FDA cannot also profit from, while specializing in kissing up to its ally drug lord - the pharmaceutical industry.
     
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    So this is a thread about the FDA. Thanks for clarifying. :thup:
     
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    Mr. H, please stop portraying yourself as an imbecile. The original post for this discussion clearly stated all issues raised.
     
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    One of the things we really enjoy is the season opening of stone crab. A bottom feeder, no scales or fins. We have stopped going....and i don't think it will be clear for another 10 years at the very least.

    The other thing i love is gulf shrimp...and ive taken them off my list too.

    I don't believe for one second that the oil is gone or cleaned up.
     
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    That's Mr. imbecile to you, bub.
     
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    Syrenn, all these may eventually give seafood lovers the option of paying close attention to the benefits of eating seafood with fins and scales. While some people do not know, seafood with fins and scales protects sea creatures from toxins.

    You right about the BP oil spill clean-up extending to several years. Besides, that BP oil spill has not affected only North American nations. I believe that hours after the BP Gulf oil spill and due to the constant movement of the Oceans, pollution from the BP spill was also affecting nations in other continents. As a matter of fact, days after the BP oil spill occurred, I advocated that all coastal nations file a class-action against the BP and its affiliates, and the US government for loopholes accorded to BP that were clearly in violation of International laws of the Seas.
     

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