3-year-old boy who developed kidney stones since BP disaster has Ethlybenzene levels at 3.3 times the 95th percentile


Ill workers’ blood shows link to BP crude oil, Tri-Parish Times, January 13, 2011:

Blood samples were collected on Dec. 16, 2010, from people, ranging in age from 3 to 43. Those tested had complained of persistent respiratory problems, headaches, nausea and rashes that had been experienced since the deadly blast...

In all [five] blood samples, the toxic levels were in excess of a 95th percentile value. “When it exceeds the 95th percentile, there is an issue,” [Wilma Subra, environmental scientist] said.

The male diver in this test had the highest concentration of Ethylbenzene at 0.63 parts per billion, which was 5.7 times the 95th percentile value.

A 3-year-old boy who had developed kidney stones and other ailments was tested and carried a Ethylbenzene level that was 3.3 times the 95th percentile. ...

Read the report here.

1 comment to 3-year-old boy who developed kidney stones since BP disaster has Ethlybenzene levels at 3.3 times the 95th percentile

  • Definitely not the kind of news you want to hear. If this kid is already getting stones now, god only knows what else he will get as he gets older. Sad.

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