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Entries by Gina Solomon from 08/2010

The Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Green

In the coming weeks, expect that many more areas will reopen to fishing. The unprecedented enormity of this oil spill makes it difficult to predict the extent and duration of fish contamination.

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill: JAMA Commentary

| Posted 08.17.2010 | Green

Today the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a Commentary on the health effects of the Gulf oil spill that I wrote along wit...

Assessment of Gulf Seafood Safety Needs to Protect Vulnerable Populations

| Posted 08.17.2010 | Green

Given the large area that was impacted by oil and the variety of state and federal jurisdictions governing the re-opening of oil-affected areas, the FDA should be playing a strong role in ensuring the protection of public health across the Gulf Coast.

Years After Oil Spill, Report Finds Increase in Respiratory Problems & Cancer Risk in Workers

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Green

In November 2002, the oil tanker Prestige broke apart and sank, spilling about 20 million gallons of bunker oil off the coast of northern Spain. Worke...

Seafood Safety: Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Green

After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry issued a technical publication. How many of these "lessons learned" have actually been incorporated into the current response to the Gulf oil spill?