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Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
This is good information on Benzene.
It is mainly toxic when burning, but some of the toxins can drift out even when not burning.
Sorry for being on topic.
The hydrocarbon derived from benzoic acid thus acquired the name benzin, benzol, or benzene.
Crude oil composition varies slightly by its source, but its toxic properties are fairly consistent. Chemicals such as benzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are very toxic components of crude oil and of high concern. These and many other chemicals in crude oil are volatile, moving from the oil into the air. Once airborne, they can blow over the ocean for miles, reaching communities far from the spill. They may be noticed as petroleum odors. Consequently, both those working on the spill and people who are far from it can be exposed to crude oil chemicals in air.
zaiger army . guv aint jones oh wait I forgot you can't read sorry wasting my time oops silly me
Originally posted by drkid
Alex Jones did not say this, he did not break this story, this story was presented to him LIVE on air by a guest caller who has connections with a BP informant.
Originally posted by drkid
ALERT ALERT: Oil is spilling Million's of barrels a day! Oil is NOT the only thing bursting through! A NEW, MYSTERIOUS, FATAL, CHEMICAL is also spewing out along with the OIL. The oil will kill sea life, the other toxic will kill humanity. This was just annouced on the Alex Jones Show... Congress, The President, are lying, they know that this stuff is coming out with the oil. SPREAD, SPREAD, SPREAD!
There will be A LOT more on this in the coming weeks. They are rumoring that this new chemical was accidentally tapped into by the British Polluters. Benzin. On a side note: a couple of weeks ago, i had a very strong revelation which revolved around the Ocean. I live in Miami and i KNOW that the havoc will continue on to the ride side of the state. People, this is a very deadly chemical, post all news about this as it unfolds.
It all makes sense now... it understandable why they are not letting reporters do their job on the BP spill.
[edit on 10-6-2010 by drkid]
Situation Update No. 4
On 10.06.2010 at 03:29 GMT+2
Seventy-one people, including 10 from Lafourche Parish and two from Terrebonne Parish, have suffered health problems believed to be related to the oil spill, according to a report released Tuesday by the state Health Department. The report cites exposure to chemicals as the source of irritated throats, coughing, shortness of breath, headaches and nausea. Doctors and others are asked to report spill-related illnesses and injuries to the department for inclusion in its database. The Office of Public Health follows up on each exposure-related complaint. “We know there are a lot of people who want to help protect our fragile coastline and fisheries during this difficult time. We just want to make sure that those efforts are done safely,” state Health Secretary Alan Levine said. Those impacted to date include 29 cleanup workers. Twelve were engaged in an unspecified task, seven were breaking up sheen, four were doing offshore work, two were burning oil and three were deploying boom. Twenty-one others complained of ailments while working on oil rigs — 16 on one rig and five on another — and told doctors they were exposed to dispersants, the report says. The remaining 21, including 13 who called poison-control centers but apparently did not see doctors, said they were on shore — 20 of them at home — and felt ill after smelling oil or chemicals. People who may be sensitive to the odors, or who have a pre-existing medical condition like asthma, should stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed, health officials said. Anyone experiencing respiratory problems should contact a doctor. The first complaints began coming in about two weeks after the spill, according to the report, and doctors could not verify all the reported exposures. The report covers illnesses through May 30, and officials say they’ll be releasing weekly reports on oil-related illnesses starting this week. Seven Lafourche Parish fishermen working to clean oil in Breton Sound are among those who fell ill. The men, who complained of nausea, dizziness, headaches and chest pains, were hospitalized May 26. BP officials have questioned whether food poisoning or another reason unrelated to the oil spill may be to blame. Others have said that’s unlikely, given the fact that the men were assigned to three different boats. The illnesses have local fishermen and their families calling for better equipment for cleanup workers, including respirators. Kim Chauvin’s two sons and a pair of family-owned boats have been contracted to help clean the spill. The Chauvin resident said two men on those boats have gotten sick and she’s heard of others from Terrebonne who’ve fallen ill. She said contract workers fear that they will lose their jobs if they speak out about the working conditions. “We need to better equip ourselves, because BP doesn’t give a damn about any of us. We’re an expendable lot,” Chauvin said. BP says air quality in areas where its crews are working is monitored daily and those test results don’t show a need for breathing equipment, according to standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. BP has fishermen “between a rock and a hard place,” Chauvin said. Waters are closed to fishing because of the spill, and claims for lost wages submitted to BP come in late or not at all. The payments that are received, she said, aren’t enough to cover bills. A meeting set for tonight at the Ward 7 Citizen’s Club, 5006 La. 56, Chauvin, will address health concerns and other cleanup issues. Erin Brockovich, an environmental and consumer advocate, will be in attendance. Questions about oil-related illnesses can be directed to the Louisiana Poison Center, 1-800-222-1222. The Poison Center is staffed 24 hours a day. To report an exposure-related illness, call 1-888-293-7020.