The dispersant chemicals in use to break up the BP oil spill have been approved for use by the EPA but haven’t been tested to see if they degrade into endocrine disruptors. Not only does that mean we can’t choose a less toxic dispersant in time of emergency. But it also means this stuff is already being used, with no clear idea of the consequences of its use. Should we be using them at all?
|By: emptywheel Monday May 24, 2010 1:45 pm|