*From April 20 to July 15, the BP oil spill dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf. The residuals are in the form of massive levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), with some of them containing cancer causing agents or carcinogens.
It hasn’t been completely confirmed whether the agents have been found in the wildlife, but blue crab larvae had a mixture of dispersant and oil in its shell.
So the chemicals they used to break up the oil is the same chemical that could be found in our food. (more…)