Louisiana's health department: 324 blame illness on spill

That includes 241 people - or about three-quarters of the total - involved in spill cleanup or offshore work, and 83 people in the general public.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/26/1747690/la-health-department-324-blame.html


From Information Clearing House

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Growing health crisis in the Gulf

Freedom's Phoenix
by Stephen Lendman

07/27/10

Besides other toxins, crude oil contains benzene, in even small amounts associated with leukemia, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, other serious blood and immune system diseases, ventricular fibrillation, congestive gastritis, toxic gastritis, pyloric stenosis, myalgia, kidney damage, skin irritation and burns, swelling and edema, vascular congestion in the brain, and lethal central nervous system depression among others, depending on length and degree of exposure. The EPA’s safe level is 4 parts per billion (ppb), yet Gulf levels reach or top 3,000, smelled hundreds of miles away, meaning residents inhaling fumes are ingesting dangerous toxins, raising their risk for serious future health problems, some potentially lethal...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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