Friday, December 23, 2011

Gulf Poison, Eat It Anyway: FDA

Seafood 10,000 Times Over Safe Limit for Carcinogenic Contamination

"Despite seafood showing extremely high levels of contamination, the FDA still deems the food safe for consumption.

The FDA not only falsely softened the risk of seafood consumption due to carcinogenic contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the seafood supply, but also ignored individual FDA staff members who called for higher levels of contamination protection.

The oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was one of the largest offshore oil spills in history. One recent study conducted by researchers at the Natural Resources Defense Council found that FDA Gulf seafood “safe levels” actually allowed 100 to 10,000 times more carcinogenic PAHs in seafood than what is safe. This move by the FDA is not only only irresponsible for environmental and human safety, but puts those who are more vulnerable at a higher risk, such as pregnant women and children.

Once an individual understands that the federal government is all about protecting and serving corporate interests, not serving the peoples' interests, these abominable policies begin to make sense.


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