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Oil Spill Health

BP's Settlement With Plaintiffs Addresses Unpaid Medical Claims

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Gulf residents will have another shot at getting spill-related, medical claims paid following a proposed settlement between BP and plaintiffs, announced in early March.

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...

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.

Oil Spill Stirs Study, Debate Over Health Impacts

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — When an Associated Press reporter went scuba diving in the oil-streaked Gulf of Mexico this month, people commenting on websites worri...

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....