CureZone
Old Format -> CureZone.INFO
Video Embedded Oil Gusher Health Effects
Forum: Gulf Oil Spill 
  • Oil Gusher Health Effects   rudenski   5y  1,504  
    This is my avatar. Click here to see my profile.
    rudenski
    Date: 6/14/2010 2:34:05 PM   ( 5y ago )   Hits:   1504
    Gulf Coast States Tally Oil Spill Illnesses
    Date Published: Thursday, June 10th, 2010



    With no end in site to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, concerns about its potential health effects are mounting. Already, states along the Gulf Coast are increasing efforts to track symptoms among the public that might be related to exposure to oil fumes and chemical dispersants.

    According to CNN, health officials in Louisiana are aware of 71 cases of oil spill-related illness. Fifty involved workers on oil rigs or people who participated in cleanup efforts, and 21 reports of illness came from the general public. Reported symptoms include throat irritation, cough, chest pain, headaches, and shortness of breath. Eight of those sickened – all fisherman working on cleanup efforts – were each hospitalized for about a day last month.

    In Alabama, 15 cases of illness have been reported, CNN said. Ten involved respiratory problems, while five people complained of skin irritation. There have been no reports yet in other Gulf Coast states, but officials in Mississippi, Florida and Texas are monitoring the situation closely.

    As we’ve reported in the past, the symptoms reported in Louisiana and Alabama are typical when oil vapors are inhaled. According to the National Resources Defense Council, various components of crude oil, such as benzene, toluene and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, presents risks. All are known carcinogens. Other components of oil, like mercury and lead, are also toxic.

    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health and Hospitals has warned cleanup workers to avoid skin contact, and oral cavity or nasal passage exposure to oil spill products. It has also cautioned people who are sensitive to the smells to stay inside with doors and windows closed and with air-conditioning running, and advised those with respiratory ailments like asthma to speak with their healthcare professional.

    Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are also paying attention to the spill’s potential health consequences. Today, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced that the panel will hold a hearing next Tuesday to examine the effects of the BP oil spill and its cleanup efforts on public health.

    A press release from Harkin’s office pointed out that many of the workers that responded to the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill suffered subsequent health problems, primarily for respiratory system damage. In addition, many of the exposed residents found that they were more likely to suffer from mental health issues, headaches, dermatitis, dizziness, and throat and respiratory problems.

     
    Printer-friendly version of this page Email this message to a friend
    Alert Moderators
    Report Spam or bad message  Alert Moderators on This GOOD Message
  • How can I view entire discussion thread on a single page?

    How can I expand all forum messages on a single forum page?


     

    Donate to CureZone


    Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Spam Policy - Disclaimer - Guidelines & Rules

    CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with www.netatlantic.com


    Contact Us - About - Advertise - Stats

    Copyright 1999 - 2015  www.curezone.org

    0.727 sec, (2)

    Heal Type 2 Diabetes
    Discover The Real Cause Type 2 Diabetes…And How To Turn It On Its...


    Stop The Skin Itch Now!
    Laundry detergent may be reason why your skin is itchy all the...


    This 4 Day
    Natural Colon Cleanse Worked For Me. Check it out!



    Clark Liver Flush
    Dr. Hulda Clark’s amazing Liver Flush available here. Pure products!...


    Wormwood Parasites Cleanse
    Hulda Clark Cleanses


    Did you poop today?
    All natural constipation relief!



    Destroy Parasites Quickly
    Learn How to Destroy Parasites And Be Rid of Your Unbearable...


    Skin Therapy Soaps
    Silver Aloe-Aloe Gold-Copper Aloe Skin Therapy Soap. All Natural wi...


    Proven medical anti-diabetic benefits
    Electrolyzed drinking water significantly reduce...


    What Are Probiotics?
    Can They Help You? Learn All About Them


    What Causes Depression?
    You could “immunize” yourself against depression!


    Natural Cancer Remedies


    What is Kangen Water?
    Is Kangen water beneficial? Why is it so expensive?



    Tbyil Supplement Catalog
    The Best Years in Life’s hand picked top quality natural heal...


    ProbiCell™
    fight and prevent cancer with probiotics, prebiotics and enzymes


    Worlds best fungal treatment
    Clinically proven effective against Thrush, Yeast Infecti...


    J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine
    Free S&H.Restore lost reserves.J.CROW’S®Lugol’s Iodine Solut...


    Your Ad Here