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Already my colleagues in Louisiana are reporting that people in the coastal community of Venice, Louisiana are suffering from nausea, vomiting, headaches, and difficulty breathing.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
I do not know what the chemistry of oil and it's ability to evaporate is though.
I can totally see how it can be caught up in the mist though as the ocean is sloshing around. So yes for coastal areas it could actually get in the air and in their lungs possibly. Simply by catching a ride on water mist particles.
I would like to hear some oil chemistry facts; to help me better make up my mind.
Originally posted by darkbake
Is It Raining Oil In Florida? This Is Just The Beginning
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Oil is semi-volatile, which means that it can evaporate into the air and create a heavy vapor that stays near the ground -- in the human breathing zone. When winds whip up oily sea water, the spray contains tiny droplets -- basically a fume -- of oil, which are small enough to be inhaled deep into the lungs. We know that's happening in the Gulf Coast, because people are reporting a heavy oily smell in the air. Already my colleagues in Louisiana are reporting that people in the coastal community of Venice, Louisiana are suffering from nausea, vomiting, headaches, and difficulty breathing.
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[edit on 5/27/2010 by semperfortis]
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Originally posted by mweiss
One tiger shark actting up..they didn't know if it was oil related...still interesting that an 11-foot tiger shark comes right to the beach belly up.
No...what is killing these animals is the methane being released from the leaks. Dolphins have also appeared dead in the beach, as well as turtles, and there was no oil anywhere on them... They are dying because of the methane which they are breathing and die because of it, imo.
[edit on 28-5-2010 by ElectricUniverse]
Originally posted by 4nsicphd
Finally, This forum has contained fears about the oil, the methane and the Corexit dispersant but noone has brought up the dangers of the huge amounts of dihydrogen monoxide in the gulf. It is extremely corrosive, even to solid iron, and is fatal if inhaled. It caused more deaths last year than died in the twin towers.