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Entries by Gina Solomon from 06/2010

Oil Odors: If You Smell It, Is It Toxic?

| Posted 06.08.2010 | Green

So the question everyone is asking is: If you can smell the oil, is it toxic? The answer (unfortunately) is: "it depends".

Offshore Air Quality in the Gulf: BP Data Still Inadequate

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Green

I have repeatedly called upon BP to publicly release the air quality data that they claim shows the air is "safe" out there where hundreds of people are working. Well, BP finally responded... kind of.

BP Coughs Up Another Drop of Air Quality Data: Not Reassuring

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Green

New BP air testing results were posted yesterday. The BP plan focuses only on workers on the large ships. People on small fishing boats are dismissed as of "Reduced Priority."

OSHA Limits Don't Protect Gulf Coast Workers

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Green

As someone who works in the field of occupational medicine, I'm familiar with the "OSHA says it's safe" argument. I also know that it's dead wrong.