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They say it's been tested like never before.
Louisiana shrimp deemed safe by the state Health Department but two years after the BP spill some researchers aren't convinced.
Is in the white shrimp in this.
The ones that we are steady enough from November of 2011 and -- -- and not just -- -- -- appendages.
Doctor Patricia Williams from UNL has been monitoring gulf seafood since the spill and is outspoken about her concerns.
I also seeing.
And in some.
A very deep yellow pigment that that we are analyzing and so definitely.
This -- -- impacted species that -- and as a shrimpers tell -- are increasing in numbers.
There's also been a higher number than usual of gulf dolphin deaths.
Between 2002 and 2009 on average five dead dolphins were found in the month of may.
But after the BP spill in May of 2011 that number jumped eightfold to forty.
And here close out with 143.
Dolphin deaths eight times the average.
It's extremely important for us to enroll as many of the people as we can who participated in the house of -- we need to enroll people who were rig workers who were on the ground what -- About health impacts on humans the federal government is still working on a comprehensive study.
We have actually enrolled in 191000 workers so far which is I was just really great we do need to reach at least 40000 -- at least that's -- -- hoping to get.
And so we do have a long way to go as the study's develop Louisiana seafood dealers continue to marketed as a safe product first and foremost our seafood.
The most tested.
The most checked the most inspected.
Food item in the United States period but the UNO scientists says there's plenty to worry about.
Heavy metals are definitely something that has not been studied until we started studying him you -- there's -- lines and and and we're seeing in humans that I am working at.
Seeing evidence of that and seeing increased -- arsenic in the -- aren't.
And seeing you know hyper pigmentation and -- and for its.
-- BP says its funding 500 million dollars in research on the gulf those studies will continue for years to come and that's something that all agree is needed.
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