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Q&A PART 2: Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Your Health - Who's at Risk?

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

I continue today with Part 2 of my Q&A about oil spill health concerns with a look at different groups of people who are at a particular risk to h...

OSHA Limits Don't Protect Gulf Coast Workers

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

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.

Offshore Air Quality in the Gulf: BP Data Still Inadequate

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

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.

Gulf Oil Spill Air Quality Updates: Louisiana

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

The oil spilling into the Gulf, and the dispersants being sprayed on the oil, contain some chemicals that evaporate into the air and could be carried ...

Sick Fishermen and Oily Smells on the Gulf Coast

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Yesterday in Venice, Louisiana, local residents called a press conference to talk about the air. People complained of the oily smells when the wind is blowing off the water, and listed symptoms including headaches, nosebleeds, and vomiting.