Gulf still loaded with chemicals, but FDA says seafood safe to eat

Federal agencies tested for only one chemical component while ignoring all others

The FDA and NOAA recently made the shocking announcement because of results from federal tests that allegedly found "no detectable residue" of toxic chemicals in the majority of seafood tested. But fishery experts are questioning the legitimacy of the testing methods used, citing the fact that the tests only looked for one chemical component of the Corexit dispersant -- dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DOSS) -- while ignoring the presence of numerous other toxic chemicals and chemical combinations like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), propanols, and 2-butoxyethanol, that are also highly toxic.

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