Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Says There is No Chemical Test for Corexit 9500 Contamination in Seafood

Yikes! Corexit contains arsenic, but yet there is no current test for Corexit in fish and other seafood. I have really been a seafood fan, and with this news, that will not likely change anytime in the near future.

But all of these tests are only for oil compounds. Turns out no one is testing these fish for possible contamination by that controversial dispersant, Corexit.

(on camera): Diepoxybutane, I believe it's called, one of the -- one of the particularly toxic chemicals in the Corexit. You can't -- there's no chemical test being done right now?

STEIN: There's no -- there's not a chemical test for that right now.

GUPTA (voice-over): What? No test? So how can the guarantee of safety be complete? We decided to dig deeper to clarify.

NOAA says, in an abundance of caution, they're currently developing a chemical test for dispersants. It just isn't ready yet. And it can't come soon enough for the millions of people who want to eat these fish and those who make a living catching them.

For the full transcript of the above video, click here.

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