Originally Posted by LONGHAIR
BP & OIL on the beach...Would you eat Gulf Shrimp??...and Gulf Seafood??...My mom & dad just got back from Gulf Shores Alabama said the food was fine...But heard story's of some of the food tasted funny,like the Shrimp...They don't eat shrimp so they don't know how it tasted....They had fish and said it tasted good...Where it was from in the Gulf they did not know.......
Odd thing.. I flew out of LA the day the explosion occurred. I'd eaten a lot of gulf seafood at the time. I'm going back in a couple months to do the same.
Depending on what you read, the levels of petroleum based substances and dispersants is either negligible or very high. But the majority seem to say that the levels are significantly higher than it was before the spill.
The other argument is that regulations are very stringent, so even if levels are high, it's not necessarily harmful.
I'm going to New Orleans to eat at a particular restaurant (lots of seafood), but I don't eat Gulf seafood regularly so this *one* time shouldn't cause a second head to sprout (I hope).