Federal seafood safety response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  title={Federal seafood safety response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.},
  author={Gina M. Ylitalo and Margaret M. Krahn and Walton W. Dickhoff and John Ellsworth Stein and Calvin C. Walker and Cheryl L. Lassitter and Elizabeth S. Garrett and Lisa L Desfosse and Karen M Mitchell and Brandi T. Noble and Steven Lloyd Wilson and Nancy B. Beck and Ronald A. Benner and Peter N Koufopoulos and Robert W. Dickey},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={109 50},
Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, petroleum-related compounds and chemical dispersants were detected in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, there was concern about the risk to human health through consumption of contaminated seafood in the region. Federal and Gulf Coast State agencies worked together on a sampling plan and analytical protocols to determine whether seafood was safe to eat and acceptable for sale in the marketplace. Sensory and chemical methods were used… CONTINUE READING

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