• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

On Testing Gulf Seafood

At his oil spill hearing today, Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) questioned Obama administration officials about their testing of Gulf seafood.

Markey, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Environment Subcommittee chairman, called the special hearing during the August recess after questions about the government’s research on the oil spill emerged. Here’s what we learned from the hearing:

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determines whether seafood is contaminated with oil and chemical dispersants through a series of smell tests.
  • As ProPublica and others have previously noted, Gulf seafood undergoes chemical testing for the presence of oil, but not for the presence of chemicals dispersants, which were dumped into the Gulf to break up oil.
  • It is unclear whether NOAA tests seafood for heavy metals. The administration said it would provide more details on the issue to Markey in the coming days.
  • The administration does not conduct testing of seafood in areas of the ocean that have been covered in oil, only those areas outside of “oiled areas” where some fishing is now allowed.
  • The administration uses a 176-pound male as model to determine whether the presence of oil and dispersants is harmful. Markey said that model could be inadequate to ensure the safety of women and children.

But the administration officials testifying at the hearing stressed that all of the tests they’ve conducted show seafood is safe to eat. “We believe that the fish coming out of the gulf do not have issues of concern,” said Donald Kraemer, acting deputy director at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.