Ill workers’ blood shows link to BP crude oil, Tri-Parish Times, January 13, 2011:
[Wilma Subra, environmental scientist, president of New Iberia-based Subra Co.] said that persons made ill by exposure to the oil spill could be treated by either being removed from area of exposure, with chelation therapy or herbal therapy, or with other measures depending on the nature of the illness. ...
“What [the test results] tells us we had these individuals who had been made sick and it verifies that they had chemicals [in their blood] associated with the BP spill,” Subra said. “Mostly it tells is that they need to get to specialists to be able to deal with their illnesses that are associated with the chemicals from the BP spill.”
Subra and [Marylee Orr, founder of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network] said that those who suspect they might have been impacted by the spill could have their blood drawn at local health clinics, with the samples being forwarded to the designated testing center [Metametrix Clinical Laboratory of Duluth, Ga]. Testing results and documentation could determine the source of liability in these cases.
Read the report here.