"Researchers Will Take a Deep Look at Gulf Seafood Safety"

"The Macondo well blowout on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico lays bare just how little scientists know about that great expanse of saltwater and its creatures, but in fishing communities from Florida to Louisiana, some people have vital questions of their own."

"Could hydrocarbons from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion be building up in people through the seafood they commonly eat - brown shrimp, white shrimp, oysters, blue crab, redfish, speckled trout and mackerel - and what does it mean if they are?

'Right now, all we have is the FDA recommendation of two 3-ounce servings a week. But these are fishing communities,' says Sharon Petronella Croisant, an epidemiologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch and director of the Community-Based Research Facility affiliated with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences."

Ingrid Lobet reports for the Houston Chronicle October 29, 2012.

Source: Houston Chronicle, 10/30/2012