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Evaluate the Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil-Contaminated Gulf Seafood Residues in Edible Tissues on the Human Intestinal Microbiota of the Consumer

Kim, Seong-Jae
DHHS/FDA - National Center for Toxicological Research
DHHS/FDA - Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

  1. Determine whether metabolize polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) residues in edible tissues of Deepwater Horizon oil-contaminated seafood adversely affect the human intestinal microbiota.
  2. Determine if the human intestinal microbiota metabolize PAHs that are toxic components of Deepwater Horizon oil.
  3. Identify, characterize, and determine the toxicity of PAH metabolites generated from degradation by human intestinal microbiota.
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Responsible Division: Microbiology
Funding Source
Nat'l. Center For Toxicological Research
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Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Sanitation and Quality Standards