My name is Jiayi Zhang and I am a student at University of California San Diego majoring Biochemistry & Chemistry. My primary academic interest is in graduate research in organic chemistry and drug synthesis. I am also a seafood lover. Recent natural and man-made disasters such as the Japanese Tsunami and PB gulf oil spill have severely polluted our coastal marine system. This prompt me to investigate man-made toxicants that are released into my own food diet as result of all types of man-made pollution. This blog will list as many toxicant as possible that may find their way into our food in order to keep you informed.