Newswire: Dispersants Used by BP in Gulf Linked to Cancer — “Illnesses we observed were quite unique and different from anything that I had ever witnessed” says doc

Dispersants Used in BP Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Cancer, ENS, August 26, 2011:

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Cleanup worker’s widow describes husband’s battle with a type of Leukemia linked to crude oil exposure (VIDEO)

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“Most Concerning”: Chrysene found in waters off Perdido Key, Florida — Effects include “increased risk of cancer, chromosomal aberrations, genetic damage”

Chrysene Found in Water Near Beach at Perdido Key, Florida, via Michelle Nix and … Read more >>

Secret Study: Radioactive material dumped into Gulf of Mexico — “Most toxic substances known to man”

The Oil and Gas Industry’s 800-Pound Gorilla: RADIATION, Stuart H. Smith Esq. blog, March … Read more >>

MD: Cancer to “SURGE” over next few years in area impacted by oil disaster (VIDEO)

Why are so many people in the Gulf region getting sick?, Your Call with … Read more >>

Oil disaster’s health effects “will be felt for GENERATIONS” warns scientist (VIDEOS)

BP oil spill’s health effects will be felt for generations, scientist warns, The Times-Picayune, … Read more >>

NEW STUDY: Warmer Water + Corexit/Oil = Massive Increase in DNA-Mutating, Cancer-Causing Enzyme

FOSL Summary: If exposed to a mixture of crude oil and Corexit 9500, an … Read more >>

Young woman “developed cancer within weeks” after going to Gulf beach — Doctor believes “this was due to direct exposure to chemicals in the dispersants and VOCs”

Illnesses linked to BP oil disaster, Dahr Jamail, January 5, 2011:

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BP’s weathered oil “is MORE toxic” than that of fresh crude warns toxicologist — Chrysene and benzo[b]fluoranthene predominate (VIDEO)

“He warns of the grave health risks tied to the later stages of an oil spill, when we see things like tar balls and weathered crude floating on the surface.” … Read more >>

“Genetically engineered” strain of E. coli bacteria used to detect oil

“Bacteria to quickly detect the presence of potentially hazardous petrochemicals in water or seafood” – UT Dallas News … Read more >>

Recent tests “using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage” says university director

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EPA says oil burns not cancer-causing, similar to smoke from woodstoves — Authors of EPA study express “concerns” about adequacy of sampling

The total amount of carbon collected in the four days of sampling “was less than that desired for a single sample… and the sole sample from the field was short of the targeted number of three samples for the campaign.” … Read more >>

“Could we all be at risk?” asks local Florida news station — Medical doctor has patients testing in 95th percentile for oil spill-associated chemicals (VIDEOS)

Doctor: “I’m more concerned about the long term health effects. Nobody talks about it, nobody’s even thinking of that 5,10,15, 20 years from now that we’re going to see–cancer” … Read more >>

Cancer specialist: Endocrine disruptors, mutagens in Gulf are “900 lb gorilla in the room” (VIDEO)

Curbside Consult, Gulf Oil Spill Health Hazards, Dr. Michael Harbut, Professor of Medicine, Wayne … Read more >>

“Significant upswing in cancer” for Gulf expected — MAY EXTEND BEYOND REGION

Curbside Consult, Gulf Oil Spill Health Hazards, Dr. Michael Harbut, Professor of Medicine, Wayne … Read more >>

State: Corexit 9527A ingredient 2-butoxyethanol “should be handled as a CARCINOGEN with EXTREME CAUTION” — NO safe level of exposure say scientists (IMAGE)

BP’s Corexit 9527A, used to disperse the oil, contains between 30-60% 2-butoxyethanol

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“50,000 workers and others exposed during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill” — “Leukemia, multiple myeloma, and melanoma are of particular interest”

Lessons for Study of the Health Effects of Oil Spills, Annals of Internal Medicine … Read more >>

“Cancer-causing” tar balls can “work their way up the food chain” to humans via tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo

Scientists monitor crucial seaweed for tar, Sarasota Herald, September 12, 2010:

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CDC website: CRUDE OIL DOESN’T INCREASE CANCER RISK — “For crude oil, there is inadequate evidence for the carcinogenicity in humans”

NIOSH, OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Deepwater Horizon Response Workers and Volunteers , CDC … Read more >>

OIL IS RADIOACTIVE — Geiger counters made to find crude deposits says History Channel (VIDEO)

Ace in the Hole, History Channel: Pawn Stars, Premiered August 16, 2010:

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Toxicologist: Dispersants extract the “dangerous cancer-causing chemicals” from crude that “bio-accumulate”; “There is a GRAVE problem”

*Smith has been “lead counsel on more than 100 oil pollution cases, which focus … Read more >>

LSU Cancer Specialist: DNA mutations & cancer risk “become MORE of an issue” as oil breaks down and weathers (VIDEO)

LSU Toxicologist Talks About Health Risks In the Gulf, Project Gulf Impact, August 14, … Read more >>

“Buyer Beware”: Public health experts fear “cancer and brain damage” from oil-contaminated seafood

Gulf Seafood: Who Decides How Safe Is Safe?, AOL News, June 29, 2010:

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U.S. Institute of Medicine experts: “Coastal residents” face “higher risk of cancer” from crude oil; “Potential here is huge”

Health Data Gaps, BP Suspicions Worry U.S. Panelists, Bloomberg, June 22, 2010:

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