Friday, October 29, 2010

Feds’ press release says NOAA, FDA now testing for dispersant: Corexit ingredient DOSS found in 13 samples — Up to 500 ppm allowed in shrimp, crabs, oysters

October 29th, 2010 at 05:55 PM

NOAA and FDA have developed and are using a chemical test to detect dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill in fish, oysters, crab and shrimp….

[T]o ensure consumers have total confidence in the safety of seafood being harvested from the Gulf, NOAA and FDA have added this second test for dispersant when considering reopening Gulf waters to fishing….

Only a few showed trace amounts of dispersants residue (13 of the 1,735) and they were well below the safety threshold of 100 parts per million for finfish and 500 parts per million for shrimp, crabs and oysters. As such, they do not pose a threat to human health.

The new test detects dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, known as DOSS, a major component of the dispersants used in the Gulf. …

READ MORE HERE:

http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/feds-press-release-noaa-fda-testing-dispersant-13-fish-test-positive-corexit-ingredient-doss-500-ppm-allowed-shrimp-crabs-oysters

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