Posts Tagged "oil spill"

The Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 in Health & Wellness

by Gina Solomon Some of the fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico are reopening. In fact, this week Louisiana reopened commercial fishing in areas East of the Mississippi. In the coming weeks, we can expect that many more areas will reopen to recreational and commercial fishing. I’d love to see the Gulf open to fishing, since I think it’s important for the economy and culture of the region to have a healthy fishing industry. But fishing shouldn’t reopen until it’s safe. One of my colleagues in the Gulf reported from a boat this week, showing dispersed oil lurking below...

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Oil spill workers complain of flu-like symptoms

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 in Health & Wellness

11 people treated for respiratory problems, headaches and nausea NEW ORLEANS – For days now, Dr. Damon Dietrich has seen patients come through his emergency room at West Jefferson Medical Center with similar symptoms: respiratory problems, headaches and nausea. In the past week, 11 workers who have been out on the water cleaning up oil from BP’s blown-out well have been treated for what Dietrich calls “a pattern of symptoms” that could have been caused by the burning of crude oil, noxious fumes from the oil or the dispersants dumped in the Gulf to break it up. All...

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