BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Damages Heart Development in Fish

(Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver)

By Sodavy Ou

A disturbing finding on the effects of oil spill was announced on Monday, as the 4-year commemoration of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill approaches. A recent study found that poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)—known to be associated with cancers—generated from the oil spill caused heart defects in commercially important tuna and amberjack.

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