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Fisherman's wife breaks the silence

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posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 07:44 AM
reply to post by sonjah1

I like how they refer to it as odor...

Isn't it more like dangerous fumes ?

Sure looks like they acknowledge there are potential health risks associated with the odor, so I wonder why the BP leader Hayward would try and say the symptoms could be related to food poisoning.

Oh, and the "odor will be around for a few days" quote is ridiculous, who came up with that prediction.. Hayward?

Everyday this gets worse, and those who are in control of the cleanup so far look incompetent at best.

posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 12:36 PM
I've read some discussions which state what is being carried in the vapors is BENZENE.


Chemical: BENZENE
CAS Number: 71-43-2

Chemical Profile for BENZENE (CAS Number: 71-43-2)

Human Health Hazards

Hazard Rankings

Chemical Use Profile

Rank Chemicals by Reported Environmental Releases in the United States

Regulatory Coverage

Basic Testing to Identify Chemical Hazards

Information Needed for Safety Assessment


Human Health Hazards
Health Hazard Reference(s)

Recognized: Carcinogen P65
Developmental Toxicant P65
Reproductive Toxicant P65
Suspected: Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicant EPA-HEN HAZMAP LADO MALA OEHHA-CREL RTECS STAC
Endocrine Toxicant RTECS
Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant RTECS
Immunotoxicant ATSDR IPCS
Respiratory Toxicant EPA-HEN RTECS
Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant EPA-HEN RTECS

Here's the link:

Some have indicated it is present only during the burning of oil. However, if this is true, then why are we not overwhelmed with it from the burning of oil in our vehicles?

Others, however, are stating it can be carried in the vapors that evaporate.

[edit on 6/5/2010 by ladyinwaiting]

posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 01:11 PM

Originally posted by groingrinder
Why are these men harvesting seafood for the rest of us to eat from the same water that is making them sick? Do they not care?

Because BP told them it was safe at the time. That area is now closed to fishing of all types.

posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 01:23 PM
CorExit and Agent Orange. I keep seeing those two compare to one another. Just how close are they in there chemical make up? Can some one post a list of what is in each one for us to compare?

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 08:46 AM
Here's a couple more articles concerning this topic:

Gulf oil spill: human health effects debated

...There certainly is potential for hazard. Crude oil contains a brew of substances dangerous to human health, including chemicals such as benzene that are known to cause cancer in humans, and others that are toxic to the brain and central nervous system, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

“There is overwhelming evidence that many of the compounds found in crude oil are dangerous,” said James Giordano, director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Arlington, Va. “It will be important to have a regional and national public health effort to assess the health impact.”
A lot of the hazard will depend on the degree of exposure — placing cleanup workers, not surprisingly, at the highest risk. Brief contact with crude oil is not considered harmful, but sustained exposure or high enough doses of the chemicals can sicken people rapidly, said Dr. Cyrus Rangan, assistant medical director for the California Poison Control System.

“If you breathe them or ingest them or absorb them through skin they can cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, even changes in mental status,” Rangan said. “The severity depends on how much you are exposed to. The longer you out there and being exposed, the higher the risk.”...

Gulf Oil Spill Sending Cleanup Workers to Hospitals

...A recent Business Week article noted that the Unified Command in Louisiana recalled 125 boats last week after it received complaints from cleanup crew members that they felt ill. Dr. Gina Solomon, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, commented that “The reports that we’ve heard from hospitals and doctors have been [that the symptoms are due to] inhaled irritant exposure.” So far, however, the exact substances responsible for the symptoms have not been identified. Workers are blaming the dispersants.

The two dispersants used by BP, Corexit EC9500A and Corexit EC9527A, are either comparable or up to 20 times more toxic than a dozen other dispersants on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approved list of dispersants, according to a recent Christian Science Monitor article. At the urging of the EPA, BP reduced its use of dispersants.

On Thursday, May 27, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told a House subcommittee that BP used less than 12,000 gallons of dispersants the day before, down from 70,000 gallons four days prior. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), chairman of the Energy and Environmental Subcommittee, noted that “The effect of long-term use of dispersants on the marine ecosystem has not been extensively studied, and we need to act with the utmost of caution.”

Dr. Robert Emery, vice president for safety, health, environment and risk management at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, told Business Week that “There’s no doubt that people are getting sick out there [in the Gulf of Mexico].” What remains is identifying exactly what is causing the symptoms...

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by kozmo

AGREED!! If it was allowed to surface, a LOT of it could have been cleaned-up. By using "dispersal chemicals", they hide a lot, AND do more damage.
Big Multinationalmegacorps, are truly scarry.
How about THE NECKTIE PARTY, inviting the board of directers of the Fortune 500 to the party, along w/Congress & the rest of the criminals??

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 12:41 AM
has anyone seen this new spill? do you think it will make the water in the area toxic like the oil from the spill is?

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:45 AM
More on the health concerns from the Gulf..

2010 Oil Spill-BP Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill and Health Concerns

2010 Oil Spill-BP Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill and Health Concerns. We all know that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is going to wreak havoc on the environment, but what many people may not realize is that it can affect the health of people as well. Didn’t you ever wonder why people cleaning up the oil spill wear hazmat suits.

Louisiana health officials have reported that there have been 71 reports of oil-spill related illnesses. 50 of those illnesses come form oil rigs and cleanup efforts and 8 of the reported illnesses required hospitalization.

Symptoms of oil-spill related illness range from scratchy throats and nausea to severe flu-like symptoms and chest pains.

If you breath in oil fumes, and experience symptoms they should go away if you go inside and stop breathing air affected by the oil fumes. If the symptoms don’t go away, it’s advised that you seek medical care.

The oil spill is devastating across a variety of elements. It negatively impacts the environment, delicate ecosystems, complete industries and devastates economies. In addition it closes beaches, and kills animals and hurts the health of people.

For the first time, I heard on the news that this is now being called..

Gulf Oil Syndrome ( or something to that effect)..

Hayward calls it.. Food Poisoning

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 10:28 AM

However, if this is true, then why are we not overwhelmed with it from the burning of oil in our vehicles?

Benzene is a part of crude oil but not necessarily a part of fuel. It is sometimes used as a fuel additive to improve octane but its use in recent years has gone down dramatically because it is extremely poisonous. That's one of the reasons you don't drink petrol, smell petrol, get it on your skin or get it in your eye. Do people think gasoline is made from flowers or something? It's poisonous.

[edit on 12/6/2010 by C0bzz]

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:46 AM
Worries about the potential impact to pregnant women in regards to the toxins associated with the mess in the Gulf.

Imagine that you are a woman living on or near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps, you are pregnant or hope to be soon. And, perhaps, your partner is one of the fishermen who has been helping to clean up from the BP oil disaster. He comes home at night coughing and barely able to breath and his skin is irritated from contact with the oil.

Will exposure to the toxic chemicals in the oil and/or in the dispersants damage his sperm or your eggs, perhaps making it difficult to conceive? Could the chemicals damage the embryo you already carry, cause a miscarriage or birth defects? Is your newborn baby or young child at particular risk? Should pregnant women and children living near the Gulf take special precautions? And what if you don't even live anywhere near the gulf, could your reproductive health be impacted as well?

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:52 PM
reply to post by JacKatMtn

Thanks Jack!

More and more of this is becoming clearer as we move forward...

Too frighteningly clear...

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 05:01 AM

Originally posted by mommychristmas
has anyone seen this new spill? do you think it will make the water in the area toxic like the oil from the spill is?

Poisons Are Being Washed Up on New Zealand Beaches

Here is another .... I would say we are getting a major heads up on cleaning up our acts and our little space ship Earth!

Highly poisonous fumigant washes up on Christchurch Beaches . can kill in an hour

There is a fix for the OIL!!

Oil Spill Gutsy Solution ... results in just 6 weeks!

The bugs eat crude. Corexit unknown, but all that extra oil will become shrimp food when these guys are done with it.

There are barrels and barrels just waiting for delivery and application.
Sprays on with fire hoses!!

It was field tested IN the GULF !!! ... It had excellent results.

So what are they waiting for ... ."permission from BP?" ... lets tell the Pres, and BP will have to do it no matter what they want!!

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 05:10 AM

I contacted the CDC through Pro Med Mail .. on line

I asked them to follow up on the health workers, to offer detox sessions with tests before and after the detoxification.

I asked for Blood and Urine tests, and other things ... There is what is called "a cluster of symptoms" ... which could all be researched, and perhaps the Corexit would be found culpable!! (As would the people who make it.)

Exxon Valdez people had no hard data = no settlements!
Hopefully with the CDC down there (and I really hope they sent enough good people) there will be hard data, and there may be an upcoming moratorium on Corexit;

---- and there may be new medicine developed for treatment before and after exposure ....

Heaven knows this is a needy enough situation for their help!

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 05:31 PM
never caught this on here, sry if another posted it.

Sick workers of BP

They do not care about the "little people"

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