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      CalifSherry, el dorado gal

      Analyses have been completed on white shrimp (Penaeusover the winter of 2005-6 this exposure ceased setiferus) sampled from nearshore areas of the northern Gulf of Mexico over a period of seven months following Hurricane Katrina. Levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs; e.g., PCBs and DDTs) and polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs; e.g., naphthalene, phenanthrene, benzo[a]pyrene) in all samples were consistently below levels associated with substantive human health concerns. Although distinct increases in low molecular weight PACs (LMWACs) were found during the first six weeks following Katrina, by April 2006 these increased levels had diminished to approximately the same low levels seen immediately following the hurricane. Overall, the results suggest that there was short-term exposure of white shrimp to low levels of oil or other petroleum-derived products in the area affected by Hurricane Katrina, but that .

      Per my other question below, I wonder what about heavy metals?  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Jan 26, 2007 at 08:39:22 AM PST

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