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Grand Isle – Several gulf residents have tested positive for oil in their blood as documented by Matt Smith and Heather Rally on the Intel Hub Radio Show last Thursday. Further testing is currently being preformed to find out if the chemical dispersant Corexit, made by Nalco, has entered the bloodstreams of gulf coast residents.
MATT SMITH: Everyone is getting sick, people are going to keep getting sick... from how the oil is getting aerosolized, becoming an aerosol, especially with storms and rain. ... Help from Michelle Nix, Gulf Coast Volunteers and Sassafras. ... We've had it analyzed from three different sources.
RALLY: Testing is the only thing that will prove concretely that they are being exposed... Problems may occur now or in 20 years... Cancer does take time to develop... Testing is a huge priority for us because these people need proof.
Several volatile hydrocarbons found in crude oil have been detected in the blood of several residents from Orange Beach, AL. Among the hydrocarbons tested, ethylbenzene, xylene, hexane were detected at abnormally high levels. The individuals tested were not directly involved in BP’s clean-up operations, nor had they been exposed to any industrial environment where the presence of these compounds would be of concern. Due to these circumstances, it can be deduced that residents living near the Gulf of Mexico shoreline are at exposure risk.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
I saw one guy with a swim mask
and a snorkel swimming in the crude.
blood tests on sickened humans have shown signs of exposure to high levels of toxic chemicals related to crude oil and dispersants. Some of the individuals tested have not been on the beaches, were not involved in any cleanup operations or in the Gulf water -- they simply live along the Gulf Coast.
Originally posted by justadood
Can I be the first to ask what evidence this article gives to support these claims? It doesnt really seem to give much of anything as far as specifics go.