EPA consultant: Public “falling ill after exposure to tiny airborne particles of crude”

The Guardian:

Wilma Subra, a chemist who has served as a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency, said there was growing anecdotal evidence that locals were falling ill after exposure to tiny airborne particles of crude. …  Subra complained that the EPA was not releasing all data it had gathered from BP.

Every time the wind blows from the south-east to the shore, people are being made sick,” she said. “It causes severe headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, burning eyes and sore throats.” Long-term health effects include neurological disorders and cancer. …


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