Gulf researchers with unusual rash — “I have worked in oily mud for years and it had never made my skin break out. But, this material did. I do not know why”


Live @ AAAS - Samantha Joye on BP Oilspill Impact (Transcript), Science Mag, February 21, 2011:

Comment From Janelle:

Have you personally, experienced any symptoms from being exposed to the toxins?

University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye:

Janelle--yes, I have personally experienced symptoms. I have asthma and when we were in areas close to where burns were taking place, I could not go outside because I could not breath. Similarly, when we were working close into the wellhead (before it was capped), other members of the team could go outside and breath just fine, but I had problems. We had a VOC meter and VOCs were not at harmful levels but it was enough to bother me.

Finally, when sampling the oily sediments, there were several of us who got red rashes on our skin when our skin came into contact with the material. I have worked in oily mud for years and it had never made my skin break out. But, this material did. I do not know why.

Read the full transcript here.

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  • xdrfox

    A must read..

    lung cancer, cataracts, hair loss, hearing loss, skin rashes and respiratory problems ... radioactive materials are left with a concentrated sludge that has substantially higher radioactivity than the wastewater ... radium 226, a derivative of uranium, as high as 267 times the limit safe ... Joy and her group have been taking samples of bottom material ... "sludge"
    ...
    Is it Radiation poisoning too ?? Sick Gulf oil spill workers !!
    Saturday, July 24, 2010 ... http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/112/572/Is_it_Radiation_poisoning_too_Sick_Gulf_oil_spill_workers.html

  • skizex

    It seems to me with all the reporting of the symptoms of toxic poisons that people should be staying away from any direct contact. I've seen several videos here with people getting it on their hands purposefully. For your own sakes, wear gloves ALWAYS.
    Re: radioactivity:
    Is there a source for info from scientists, residents, who've run a geiger counter over this sickening glop??
    I sure hope people there can find some way to protest en masse, perhaps at TV stations so they can't ignore you?
    WHat is it going to take to get the MSM back doing the job they are supposed to do??
    We need to all understand the gravity of the situation there, not treating it as nothing since it is out of the news cycle.

  • monkey99

    pretty slick of chemical companies to leave this info off their safety data sheets since THEY KNOW folks don't generally associate flu symptoms with chemical poisoning

    http://www.drkatherine.info/environmental_medicine/Symptoms.htm

    maybe once the scientists start coming out about getting sick (and in dark moments one could hope any reporters and investigating government officials) something will finally start to be done about this

  • monkey99

    also, the Valdez folks know what's up with the chemical flu. please everyone help educate each other.it's easy to remain clueless and helpless so please help spread the word to all that you know so that all may know

    http://www.valdezlink.com/pages/lookslikeflu.htm

    http://www.valdezlink.com/re/flu/help.htm

    if this were happening to you or your loved ones, what would you do?

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