Coastal Rescue is reporting that the blood of a 47 year old male who resides in New Orleans, LA -- and visited coastal Louisiana three times since April 20, but did NOT participate in the cleanup process -- was tested in November 2010 by Metametrix Lab.
According to Amelia Cronan, the results were reported by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network's (LEAN) Mary Lee Orr and chemist Wilma Subra. Here is a summary of the findings:
Ethylbenzene @ 4.4 times higher than the 95th percentile value by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program that is part of the CDC.
- "Ethylbenzene is a form of benzene present in the body when it begins to be broken down. The values found in this sample are higher than the values obtained from a sampling in August 2010 of three females and five males who were residents and BP cleanup workers in Alabama and Florida."
Styrene @ between 1.2 - 3.9 ppb. This is at least 10 times higher than the NHANES 95th percentile value of 0.12 parts per billion.
- "Styrene is a chemical produced in industrial quantities from ethylbenzene. Styrene was not detected in any of the eight individuals sampled in August 2010."
m,p-Xylene @ .4 - 1.3 ppb. This is a least 1.2 times higher than the NHANES 95th percentile value of 0.34 parts per billion.
- "This value was the same as the value detected in the eight individuals sampled in August 2010."
Hexane, 2-Methylpentane, 3-Methylpentane, and Isooctane were also found.
This report was compiled with information posted by Amelia Cronan for Coastal Rescue (firstname.lastname@example.org). Read the November 26 report here: Toxic Contamination Evident in Blood Sample of Gulf Resident.
- ALL 8 blood samples collected in Florida and Alabama find “4 TIMES the 95th Percentile” of m,p-Xylene
- 7 year-old “covered in blood”, mother with rashes over “entire body” — Tests found elevated hexane, xylene, octane from nearby gas well (METHANE)
- MORE Gulf residents blood tests show ethylbenzene, xylene and high levels of hexane — “Told they need a hi-res scan of their lungs, brain, liver and kidneys”
- Florida man gets tested: Six of nine VOCs in blood — Hexane “off the charts” (VIDEO & LAB RESULTS)
- Florida/Alabama area: Tests show ethylbenzene, other hydrocarbons in blood of coastal residents — “Everyone is getting sick”, it’s “becoming an aerosol” (VIDEO)
- “Octane in your blood”: Humans on Gulf Coast show “dangerous levels of toxic exposure”, Hexane is “way high” — Treatment for “ORGAN DAMAGE” recommended (LAB REPORT)