Thursday, May 10, 2012
May 10, 2012: NOAA Scientists Discover Novel Way to Detect Low Level Exposure to Seafood Toxin
NOAA scientists have found a novel way to detect low level exposure to a seafood toxin in marine mammals. While high level exposure has long presented a significant health threat, the outcome of increasing low-level toxin threats was unknown. Subsistence shellfish harvesters, particularly in coastal and tribal communities, are most at risk. Martha Baskin has our story.