Fresh seafood is a summer staple for many, but with loads of fresh shrimp and fish coming from oil-contaminated Gulf of Mexico, many of us are wondering if we should steer clear of our summertime favorite chowders, kabobs, and stir-fries. So, is it okay to throw some shrimp on the BBQ (we had to stop ourselves from typing bahhh-bie) this summer?
The short answer is yes, for now. Marine biologists in Lousiana state labs in Baton Rouge and in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle have been testing thousands of samples of shrimp, crab, and fish gathered from the Gulf. So far, they say that the seafood is safe, meaning that it doesn’t increase a person’s lifetime cancer rate by more than one additional case in a million people.
So enjoy a lobster roll, shrimp and grits, and fish on the grill this summer, but just keep an ear towards news that suggests any change.
via AOL News