Remember that BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010? If we believe the commercials the corporation has been running fairly regularly on news channels, it may be easy to convince ourselves that despite the millions of gallons of crude and dispersents dumped, that everything is honky dory in the water.
Evidently, it's not. A new study from the journal Environmental Health Perspectives reveals:
... the 2010 BP Gulf oil disaster resulted in widespread contamination of Gulf Coast seafood with toxic components from crude oil.1 In fact, levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in shrimp were found to exceed the FDA’s established thresholds for allowable levels [levels of concern (LOCs)] for pregnant women in up to 53% of Gulf shrimp sampled.
So, when eating seafood, you may want to pass on the gulf shrimp, unless tumor laden, eyeless shrimp sounds like a healthy choice to you.