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Increase in levels of some cancer-causing chemicals recorded since BP spill

Posted on Oct 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

  Two offshore oil platform rigs in Louisiana. (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images)     Share 0diggsdigg By Bettina Boxall   October 2, 2010|4:01 p.m. Los Angeles — Levels of some cancer-causing oil compounds rose significantly in the waters off the Louisiana coast during the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Oregon State University researchers. “It’s an incredibly huge jump in concentration in a natural environment,” said Kim Anderson, an OSU environmental toxicology professor, who found a 40-fold increase in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, from May to June. Anderson...

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