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HEALTH CONSULTATION

SHIPYARD CREEK
NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA


CONCLUSIONS

Chromium concentrations detected in shrimp, but not oysters and crabs, from Shipyard Creek, are a public health hazard; therefore, there may exist a potential health threat after human consumption of the contaminated shrimp on a frequent basis.



RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Prevent human consumption of shrimp from Shipyard Creek.

Robert L. Williams, Ph.D
Toxicologist

Concurrence:
Lynn Wilder, CIH
Environmental Health Specialist

 

REFERENCES

  1. Memorandum from U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to Dr. Fred Holland, (Director) Marine Resources Research Institute, Charleston, South Carolina, April 20, 1998.


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