Health Dept. Chief: ‘Would “of course” swim in the Gulf as long as oil wasn’t obviously present’

Defying warnings, swimmers still take to oiled Gulf waters, Miami Herald, July 4, 2010:

Pregnant women and young children were urged to avoid the beach, and the public was advised against swimming in general.

But in comments to reporters, the [state-run Escambia Health Department] local director, Dr. John Lanza, said he would “of course” swim in the Gulf as long as oil wasn’t obviously present in the water or the beaches.

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