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Gulf Oil Spill Health

Gulf Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

As the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, some scientists have deemed the health of the Gulf of Mexico as "nearly back to normal," t...

Is The Gulf Coast A Neglected Disease Cluster?

Gina Solomon | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Gina Solomon

People on the Gulf coast need help. A year after the oil spill, we need to remember the magnitude of what they suffered, and work to get them the healthcare they need.

Health Effects From The Gulf OIl Spill One Year Later

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Nearly a year after the BP oil spill, people living along the Gulf of Mexico are still feeling the effect of the disaster, the largest oil catastrophe in history.

Long-Term Study To Examine Health Effects Of Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has launched a massive, long-range health study of people who helped clean up last yea...

Oil Spill Health Ailments Decline As Oil Is Weatherized

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Buchanan

Health complaints from the BP spill waned this fall, but itchy rashes and headaches haven't completely disappeared.

Have You Been Sickened By Chemical Exposure In The Gulf Region? Tell Us Your Story

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here at HuffPost Green, we are hearing an increasing number of stories about serious health problems arising from exposure to chemicals in the Gulf re...

Jason Linkins

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Workers Falling Ill With TILT (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Workers involved in the effort to rid the Gulf Coast shores and wetlands of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continue to labor in very hazardo...

7 Tips to Ensure A Less Toxic World

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

I am now aware of legislation in the Senate to overhaul our obsolete laws. The new act is called the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2010." Its goal: to protect our health and that of the environment.

Wash Off Tarballs, But Brief Encounters Not Risky

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Oil has now washed up on the beaches of three Gulf states. How dangerous is it? Not very, experts say....

Causes and Consequences of the BP Oil Catastrophe: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and What We Will Never Know

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is one, and only one, way to ensure that deep water oil drilling never again leads to catastrophe, and that is to discontinue all deep water oil drilling. Period.

Gulf Oil Spill Sickness: Cleanup Workers Experience Health Problems, Complain Of Flulike Symptoms

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — For days now, Dr. Damon Dietrich and other physicians have seen patients come through their emergency room at West Jefferson Medic...