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Before swimming in the Gulf...recall the dispersants

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 05:32 PM

#4) Marine toxicologist Dr. Susan Shaw, director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute on BP’s use of chemical dispersants:

“They’ve been used at such a high volume that it’s unprecedented. The worst of these – Corexit 9527 – is the one they’ve been using most. That ruptures red blood cells and causes fish to bleed. With 800,000 gallons of this, we can only imagine the death that will be caused.”
Not to rain on the Gulf states' economies, but I feel compelled to point out that anyone swimming in the Gulf risks exposure to this stuff.

I keep hearing mayors begging folks to still come despite the spill. that their beaches are fine, no oil, but...

...what's in the water?

No one can say for sure.

Better safe than sorry.

[edit on 2-6-2010 by apacheman]

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 06:18 PM
I live no where near there, thankfully for me, but I really feel for you people. The thing I have been wondering about the most, is what about the dispersants and the upcoming storm season. People keep talking about the effects of hurricanes and oil, but will the dispersants end up coming ashore with the wind and the rain? What about water wells, and whatever other sources that get used for household water? I hope they aren't open reservoirs! Not to mention the very air you are'll be the worst acid rain in history

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 06:24 PM
we have a vacation planned at the end of this month to the texas coast near corpus. Now I'm gonna be worried about letting the kids get in the water. Do y'all think this will effect the Tx coast too?

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 06:41 PM
I replied to a post in another thread where someone posted they were experiencing nosebleeds and they live near the Gulf. I had also read an article that stated Oil Workers were being hospitalized with dizziness, nosebleeds, nausea and other symptoms.

After seeing this article about the Corexit causing red blood cells to rupture it sounds like it is already causing the same in people - nosebleeds are caused by ruptured blood vessels.

Not only would I not swim in that water but I would be worried about the chemicals being brought inland by rain and winds. It is scary to think just how far the winds or storms might carry not just the oil but these chemicals.

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