And for those who continue wondering what Corexit does to humans:
What that dispersant, Corexit does to humans :
Corexit 9500 with ethylene oxide? * "As stated in MSDS, once it had
one, Corexit 9500 can cause central nervous system depression, nausea,
and unconsciousness ... liver, kidney damage, and red blood cell
hemolysis with repeated or prolonged exposure through inhalation or
ingestion according to the MSDS. The threat to human health via
exposure is characterized as 'MODERATE'." uspoly.com/dispersit
Corexit tested by VECO's NORCON union workers - volunteers.. .
even women (reproductive damage possible - men & women) *
"The Corexit 9500 * is the primary chemical stockpiled in Alaska.
Unfortunately there are still plans to use this."
n. The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells,
with subsequent release of hemoglobin.
hemolytic he'mo•lyt'ic (hē'mə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
hemolysis (hĭmŏl'ĭsĭs), destruction of red blood cells in the
bloodstream. Although new red blood cells, or erythrocytes, are
continuously created and old ones destroyed, an excessive rate of
destruction sometimes occurs. The dead cells, in sufficiently large
numbers, overwhelm the organ that destroys them, the spleen, so that
serum pigments resulting from hemoglobin breakdown appear in the blood
serum. Jaundice is caused by overloading the liver with pigment.
Large-scale destruction of red blood cells, from any of a variety of
causes, results in anemia. Rh disease, or erythroblastosis fetalis, is
a hemolytic disease of newborns caused by an immune reaction between
fetal red blood cells and maternal antibodies to them. Some hemolytic
conditions, e.g., those in which red blood cells are fragile and
rupture easily, are treated by removal of the spleen to slow cell
breakdown or by administration of steroids. Autoimmune hemolytic
conditions result from splenomegaly. The spleen not only sequesters
red blood cells, but produces antibodies against the body's red blood
cells. This is a potentially lethal condition that occurs more often
in women than men.
Rupture of erythrocytes with release of hemoglobin.
In a transfusion reaction or in alloimmune hemolytic anemia antibody
mediated lysis of red blood cells involves triggering of the
complement cascade. Red blood cells also clump together. The
agglutinated cells become trapped in the smaller vessels or are
phagocytosed and eventually disintegrate.
Some microbes form substances called hemolysins that have the specific
action of destroying red blood cells; beta-hemolytic streptococci are
Intravenous administration of a hypotonic solution or plain distilled
water will cause the red cells to fill with fluid until their
membranes rupture and the cells are destroyed.
Wherever either in vitro or in vivo IgG or IgM antibodies are bound to
red blood cell antigens in the presence of complement, the complement
cascade is triggered the final products of which include enzymes that
result in holes being ‘punched’ in the wall of the red blood cell,
allowing hemoglobin to escape and which is observed as lysis.
Snake venoms and certain plant substances may cause hemolysis. A great
variety of chemical agents can lead to destruction of erythrocytes if
there is exposure to a sufficiently high concentration of the
substance. These chemical hemolytics include copper.
A disorder of the immune response in which antibodies are made to
‘self’ red blood cell antigens resulting in the lysis of the cells.
See also autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
[edit on 14-6-2010 by Exopolitico]