Censored Gulf news: People bleeding internally, millions poisoned says 'EPA whistleblower'

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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"...we have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do... Congressman Markey and Nadler, as well as Senator Mikulski, have been heroes... Mark Kaufman, EPA whistleblower, Democracy Now!




Poisoning millions of people



In its report, EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill Cleanup, Democracy Now! states that "many lawmakers and advocacy groups say the Obama administration is not being candid about the lethal effects of dispersants," so Amy Goodman interviewed Hugh Kaufman, a senior policy analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and a leading critic of the decision to use Corexit" who disclosed how the officials are lying about many things related to the catastrophe poisoning "millions of people." (Listen: Real Audio Strea or MP3 Download)



The rushed transcript includes Kaufman saying, "And I think the media now has to follow the money, just as they did in Watergate, and tell the American people who’s getting money for poisoning the millions of people in the Gulf. (Emphasis added)




Alert: Obama Warns World Leaders ‘Millions Could Die’ From Gulf Oil Disaster




A sobering report circulating in the Kremlin today from President Medvedev’s meeting with other World leaders at the G8 summit in Muskoka, Ontario states that President Obama has warned his counterparts that the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster “will most likely kill millions, perhaps tens of millions” of people during the coming year.

Fueling Obama’s dire assessment of this “Gulf Apocalypse”, this report says, are the oil and toxic rains now being reported to be falling throughout the US Gulf Coast region due to the fracturing of the Gulf of Mexico seafloor allowing untold millions of gallons of oil and millions of cubic feet of methane gas to escape unchecked into our World’s seventh largest body of water, not
to mention the millions of gallons of dangerous disbursements being
used that is poisoning everything in its path.

So dangerous has the Gulf Coast environment become to human beings the United States Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning that, in part,
says: “People,
including pregnant women, can be exposed to these chemicals by
breathing them (air), by swallowing them (water, food), or by touching
them (skin). If possible, everyone, including pregnant women, should
avoid the oil and spill-affected areas.”

With nearly 20 million American’s living along the affected Gulf Coast region one wonders where they
could all go and leaving many to speculate a massive evacuation is
being planned by the US Government of the entire region.


www.project.nsearch.com...

www.examiner.com...

www.democracynow.org...#



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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:17 PM
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If this is true I am just going to throw in the towel. I Do NOT know if this has any truth to it at all but received several pieces of extremely depressing news via e-mail tonight regarding the BP disaster.

CDC and Prevention

Gulf Oil Spill Information for Pregnant Women
I’m pregnant. Can the oil harm me or my unborn baby?
Although the oil may contain some chemicals that could cause harm to an unborn baby under some conditions, the CDC has reviewed sampling data from the EPA and feels that the levels of these chemicals are well below the level that could generally cause harm to pregnant women or their unborn babies. The effects that chemicals might have on a pregnant woman and her unborn baby would depend on many things: how the mother came into contact with the oil, how long she was in contact with it, how often she came into contact with it, and the overall health of the mother and her baby.

People, including pregnant women, can be exposed to these chemicals by breathing them (air), by swallowing them (water, food), or by touching them (skin). If possible, everyone, including pregnant women, should avoid the oil and spill-affected areas. Generally, a pregnant woman will see or smell the chemicals in oil before those chemicals can hurt her or the baby. The EPA and CDC are working together to continue monitoring the levels of oil in the environment. If we begin to find levels that are more likely to be harmful, we will tell the public. For up-to-date information on monitoring data along the Gulf Coast, please visit EPA’s website.

What can I do to protect myself and my unborn baby?
If you live along the coast, avoid areas where there are reports of oil reaching the shore.
If the smell bothers you or you see smoke, stay indoors, set your air conditioner to reuse indoor air, and avoid physical activities that put extra demand on your lungs and heart.
If you find any oil, avoid touching it, as well as oil spill-affected water and sand.
If some of the oil gets on your skin, wash it off as soon as you can with soap and water.
If you begin to feel sick after coming into contact with the oil or spill-affected areas, contact your doctor or other health professional.
Follow local and state public health guidelines and warnings related to the oil spill (see links to resources below).
Can the air make me sick?
Although the oil vapors may contain some things that could be harmful to pregnant women, the CDC has reviewed sampling data from the EPA and feels that the levels of these chemicals are well below the level that could generally cause harm to pregnant women or their unborn babies. EPA is testing the air daily and sending the samples to laboratories for further analysis. CDC is working with EPA to decide if there are any chemicals at harmful levels. In addition, EPA scientists are taking [or checking] air samples every hour so that people can be warned if the levels go up. Visit the EPA’s website for the most up-to-date information on air monitoring results.

Smell
Pregnant women may be affected by the strong smell. It can give you a headache or upset stomach, so you may want to stay indoors, set your air conditioner to reuse indoor air, and avoid physical activities that put extra demand on your lungs and heart. If your symptoms do not improve after moving indoors, contact your health care professional, especially if you have asthma or other lung problems.

If you have to be outside, a N95 respirator with an odor control feature may provide some relief from the smell. Based on what we know now, you do not need to use a N95 respirator for your safety, but using one may make you more comfortable. Most hardware stores stock respirators (you should check the label to make sure the mask is a NIOSH certified N95 respirator with odor control or a charcoal layer). Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to be sure you are using the mask properly.

Burning oil
Burning the oil in the Gulf of Mexico is one method being used to ensure that no oil make it to shore and/or to potentially harm people, animals or the environment. As responders burn some of the oil, some “Particulate Matter” (PM) may be created. PM is a mix of very small particles and liquid droplets found in the air. PM varies in size and the smallest PM can get deep into your lungs. PM should not reach the shore because the fires are far offshore. When crews burn the spilled oil they carefully watch the weather, wind, and water conditions and monitor the air. They stop the burn right away if there is any problem. CDC and ATSDR are helping the Coast Guard, EPA, and our other partners to protect the public’s health. Visit this CDC website for up-to-date information about burning oil and public health.

If you smell or see smoke you can take the following steps to protect yourself:

Leave the area if you are at greater risk from breathing smoke. If you have a chronic respiratory condition such as asthma or cardiovascular disease, you may be at greater risk. Talk to your doctor about ways to avoid this risk.
Limit your exposure to smoke: stay inside and use your air conditioner set to a recirculation mode. If you do not have an air conditioner you may wish to leave the area until the smoke is completely gone.
Avoid activities that put extra demands on your lungs and heart. These include exercising or physical chores, both outdoors and indoors.
Dust masks, bandanas, or other cloths (even if wet) will not protect you from smoke.

Is the water safe?
Drinking water is not expected to be affected by the spill. If you have any concerns about your water, contact your water utility company.

Swimming in water affected by the oil spill will be unpleasant and could cause harm. For now, pregnant women should avoid zones where there are reports of oil reaching the shore. It is important to stay away from any oil that reaches the shore because coming into close contact with the oil for long periods of time could cause harm. Avoid touching any of the oil you find, as well as oil-stained water and sand. If some of the oil gets on your skin, wash it off as soon as you can with soap and water. If you notice rashes or dark sticky spots on your skin even after you’ve washed the area of skin that came in contact with the oil, consult your doctor or other health care professional.

CDC recommends that people follow local and state public health guidelines and warnings related to the use of beaches and coastal water for recreational activities and fishing. The EPA is collecting samples of water along the coast to estimate the effects on fish, wildlife, and human health. Visit the EPA’s website for the most up-to-date information on water sampling results.

Is it safe for me to eat fish or seafood from the Gulf of Mexico?
As a precaution, fishing areas affected by the spill are closed to fishing and oyster collection, for both personal and commercial use. Any seafood available in stores comes from non-closed waters. Seafood that is unsafe will not be allowed in stores.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service are monitoring the oil spill and will notify the public if any problem is found with seafood from unclosed fishing areas in this area of the country. If harmful levels of chemicals are found in Gulf-area seafood, CDC will work quickly with other federal agencies such as FDA and state agencies to make sure the public is informed.

For some general guidelines about eating seafood during pregnancy, please visit this FDA website.

What are oil dispersants and are they harmful to me?
Oil spill dispersants are applied to break an oil slick into small droplets and prevent the oil from coming back together. It is unlikely that coastal residents will come into contact with undiluted dispersants, which are used out in the Gulf. It is possible that diluted dispersants could reach the coast in the air or the water. EPA is monitoring the air and water along the shore for dispersants and has not detected any at levels that could be a threat to you or your child.

Some of the chemicals in the dispersants can cause harm to people under some conditions, which is why the use of dispersants is carefully controlled and monitored. Pregnant women should avoid contact with dispersants or any other potentially harmful chemical, if possible. For most people, brief contact with a small amount of oil spill dispersants will do no harm. However, longer contact can cause a rash, dry skin, and eye irritation. In the unlikely event of breathing them in or swallowing them, other health effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and throat and lung irritation are possible. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to oil spill dispersants, contact your doctor or other health care professional. For more information on oil dispersants, please visit this CDC website.

State Resources
Alabama - Alabama Department of Public Health recommendations
Florida - Florida Gulf Oil Spill page
Louisiana - Latest news from Louisiana about Gulf Oil spill
Mississippi - State Department of Health Gulf Oil Spill information
Texas - News updates from Texas Department of State Health Services


www.bt.cdc.gov...

[edit on 22-7-2010 by antar]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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And where exactly did you find these reports?



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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I found something like the first on Democracy Now.

www.democracynow.org...


Looks like a case of taking two crazy things, putting them on either side of something that is true. That way people will throw out the true thing with the two crazy things.

Linking real but inconvenient data to obviously bad or crazy data - a great smear technique.

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:34 PM
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Obama tells those of another country that people are going to die by the millions but says nothing to the United States. We need the people of the gulf to tell us what is going on - families of the sick, medical workers,BP workers why wouldn't they speak out? If this is true, when will the evacuations begin?



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:39 PM
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The Gulf Coast Oil Spill has the potential to affect human health in addition to the effects already seen on animal and marine life. CDC, along with the affected Gulf Coast states, has developed a plan to track the potential short-term health effects related to the oil spill in the affected communities. Surveillance systems track changes in the number and severity of illnesses and injuries in a population, alerting public health officials to trends that require further investigation.


On this Page

NPDS
BioSense
State Surveillance
CDC, with state and local health departments, is conducting surveillance across the four Gulf States for health effects possibly related to the oil spill using national and state-based surveillance systems. These surveillance systems are being used to track symptoms related to the eyes, skin, and respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems, including worsening of asthma, cough, chest pain, eye irritation, nausea, and headache. If the surveillance systems identify groups of people with these symptoms, state and local public health officials will be able to follow up as needed to investigate whether there is an association between the symptoms and the oil spill. This follow-up is important because the same symptoms could be related to a cause unrelated to the oil spill.


So this is further validation of the severity for human illness and even death. They are testing every hour to see where the levels are. So who decides what the safe levels are if what we have seen so far affecting aquatic life and the BP workers that came in contact are any indication?

The joint efforts on the part of all listed parties have become a huge and massive failure to inform people of the potential they face.

If people are properly informed they could then make the decision as to stay or go, but it seems they will wait until the levels become so toxic we will see a repeat of mass exodus as with past major Hurricanes.

Only this time the National Guard will be wearing Gas masks creating even more panic and fear.

I do not know where this is going to end but it begins with the next tropical depression headed their way this very weekend. If there is more oil bubbling to the surface now than ever according to the ATS threads I have been following, with the oil we can also expect other toxic emissions such as methane and of course the corexit which has disappeared to the ocean floor will also come up like a apocalyptic cocktail.

emergency.cdc.gov...




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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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A sobering report circulating in the Kremlin today from President Medvedev’s meeting with other World leaders at the G8 summit in Muskoka, Ontario states that President Obama has warned his counterparts that the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster “will most likely kill millions, perhaps tens of millions” of people during the coming year.


If Obama said millions will die in year from now, I guess he's planning on either it working out that way or making sure it end this way. Scary stuff, your right it is depressing.
Well I guess we should just keep ourselves up to date on person's slip of the tongue or other scary statements they say publicly.

Remember Bill Gates' creepy comment about lowering the worlds population by vaccines, healthcare and etc... that statement was so brazenly open about depopulation.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:03 PM
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I have not trusted the CDC for several years now and the FDA will do what the feds tell them to do. Also, don't trust the web-site called WEB MD because they assume that you are stupid and spoon-feed you only what they want you to know. As far as I know, the Mayo Clinic and several universities have research papers that you can get information from.


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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:15 PM
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I have family in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, I also have family in Panama City and Ft Walton Beach, and none of them are having any kind of problems, my aunt lives directly on the beach. Their gardens are doing well, they are more concerned about landfall if the recent tropical storm moves in, and as far as my family in Louisiana go, they are not sick either, no symptoms or bleeding no headaches, my cousin has been on the beach every day, doing cleanup (bp hired) and he is having no ill effects from it. I am not saying something couldn't come of it all, but the rectal bleeding and Obama telling some other nation millions will die, I don't believe those reports.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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If this is to be believed this is deep.....

I wouild like to see this supposed report from the Kremlin that states Barry Obama has said millions, if not tens of millions will die

How trustworthy are the above sources?



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:35 PM
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Posted: 10:57 PM Jul 22, 2010

Renowned Marine Biologist Comes to Florida to Talk About Oil Spill




Dr. Riki Ott is passionate about helping people in the Gulf Coast. And she has good reason. She's already lived through an oil disaster herself.

"What Exxon was really talking about was we will pay for damages that we've caused. But what is the price of suicide, what's the price of divorce, what's the price of 99 percent increase of post traumatic stress?," says Dr. Ott.

Dr. Ott, a renowned marine biologist and toxicologist, was living in Alaska as a commercial fisher when Exxon Valdez spilled millions of oil into Prince William Sound.

That was in 1989, and she says we're still seeing residual effects from the spill today. Now she's in Tallahassee doing a presentation on what people in the Gulf can expect to face in the years to come.

She says, "People across four states now are experiencing public health problems that are exactly identical to what one would expect from overexposure to crude oil and the public officials are saying there's no health problems."

The real problem, says Ott, is there are two different vantage points on what's going on.

"Here's the thing, and this happened in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, there were two versions of reality. One was sort of the officials' version, and then one was what the people were really experiencing."

So she says residents ultimately have to take matters into their own hands.

"Can we get independent air quality sample, independent water quality samples. We don't believe what the federal officials are telling us," she said.

Ott says there's really no such thing as getting rid of the oil, but people can take action and demand help.

Ott says she wants people to walk away from her presentations with the knowledge needed to start a community plan of action.



Countdown: Dr.Riki Ott alleges BP engaged in massive cover-up to hide Gulf Disaster damage


www.wctv.tv...




posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:39 PM
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Yours are the kind of reports I want to hear, thank God your family has not been injured in this catastrophe.

We still need to remain vigilent as are the agencies listed above even if they keep the information to themselves rather than releasing to the public as the stats come in.

This is not the time to become complacent though and a watchful eye and caution are in order.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:51 PM
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So when can we start Hanging the BP Morons?

I have some Hemp Rope.

Lets get these ( insert expletive here ) Indited on 1st degree murder charges.

BP BE PISSED



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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BP Oil Disaster: Worker Health and Safety Information




Worker Health & Safety Information

Firedoglake is collecting data on oil spill cleanup worker health and safety information. We will be updating this page as information becomes available, so be sure to check back often.

Louisiana Dept. of Health data on worker illness and injury.
BP data on worker illness and injury.

Louisiana Dept. of Health Worker Illness and Injury Data Last Updated: 6/29/2010



Respiratory Nose irritation 5 3
Respiratory Nose bleed 1 0
Respiratory Throat irritation 27 15
Respiratory Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing 15 5
Respiratory Aggravation of existing asthma 0 4
Respiratory Aggravation of existing respiratory illness (COPD)/other 1 2
Respiratory Cough 22 9
Respiratory Other 1 3
Eye Eye irritation 14 14
Eye Other, blurry vision 4 0
Gastrointestinal Nausea 36 9
Gastrointestinal Vomiting 26 0
Gastrointestinal Diarrhea 11 1
Cardiovascular Chest pain 14 3
Cardiovascular Irregular beat/rapid beat 7 1
Cardiovascular Aggravation of existing cardiovascular disease 0 0
Skin Rashes 10 0
Skin Other 9 2
Other Headache 42 15
Other Dizziness 19 3
Other Tremors 3 0
Other Syncope


Mind you the stats ended in June, so it would be mind blowing to see what has happened since that time. Check out this link for many more interesting and telling statistics about BP workers as well as swimmers and others affected.

firedoglake.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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maybe you should change the title of this thread to "Alert: Obama Warns World Leaders ‘Millions Could Die’ From Gulf Oil Disaster"

so more people would read it.

Guess i better go stock up on N95 respirators



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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''circulating in the Kremlin today'' = SCORCHA!




posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:57 AM
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So Obama first approves off shore drilling, this disaster happens and he approves the use of toxic dispersants, and then goes on to say millions will die because of it?

I can hardly believe Obama has said that, because he would be admitting to mass murder.

But, still, what a freaking mess.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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www.marketwatch.com...

"The report also cited documents as showing a key safety switch on the rig wasn't working at the time of the blast. The switch would have triggered a "blowout preventer" to shut down the well."



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 03:39 AM
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Corexit contains dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, a detergent chemical that's also found in laxatives. What do you suppose happens to the marine ecosystem when fish and sea turtles ingest this chemical through their gills and skin?

And just as importantly, what do you think happens to the human beings who are working around this chemical, breathing in its fumes and touching it with their skin?



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 04:03 AM
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I'll add to: Kremlin Today = Sorcha Faal = rubbish.

The REST of it however is gold, black gold even.

Gastrointestinal Nausea 36 9
Gastrointestinal Vomiting 26 0
Gastrointestinal Diarrhea 11 1

So people's insides are going crazy, more than headaches even


And then of course, how much do you actually believe the things that they are saying???

This is slow death ... no momentus occasion, just disease ....





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