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Evidence mounting on hazards of clean-up.

by admin on June 3rd, 2010

More and more people working the clean up are reporting suprisingly similar symptoms as they deal with the vapors of the oil and the toxicity of the dispersant being used. Here’s an excerpt of the latest AP wire story:

By NOAKI SCHWARTZ and MATTHEW BROWN – Associated Press Writers
NEW ORLEANS — For days now, Dr. Damon Dietrich has seen patients come through his emergency room at West Jefferson Medical Center with similar symptoms: respiratory problems, headaches and nausea.
In the past week, 11 workers who have been out on the water cleaning up oil from BP’s blown-out well have been treated for what Dietrich calls “a pattern of symptoms” that could have been caused by the burning of crude oil, noxious fumes from the oil or the dispersants dumped in the Gulf to break it up. All workers were treated and released.
“One person comes in, it could be multiple things,” he said. “Eleven people come in with these symptoms, it makes it incredibly suspicious.”

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  1. duvoisin permalink


    We would like help to clean in louisiana… we are are free this next 3 weeks could you give me more info ?We live in New-York

    Take care.

    Agnieszka and David

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