"Oil Spill Crews Suffer Mystery Illnesses" -- We are seeing more and more people who are desperately ill


La. Oil Spill Crews Suffer Mystery Illnesses, Discovery News, April 17, 2011:

Some doctors in Louisiana are seeing a rise in persistently painful signs of sicknesses they can't pinpoint

Jamie Simon worked on a barge in the oily waters for six months following the BP spill last year, cooking for the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and tidying up after them. One year later, the 32 year old said she still suffers from a range of debilitating health problems, including racing heartbeat, vomiting, dizziness, ear infections, swollen throat, poor sight in one eye and memory loss. ...

The local doctor, Mike Robichaux, said he has seen as many as 60 patients like Simon in recent weeks, as this small southern town of 10,000 bordered by swamp land and sugar cane fields grapples with a mysterious sickness that some believe is all BP's fault. ...

"I have just been sick for a long time. I just got sick and I couldn't get better," [cleanup worker Andy] LaBoeuf said, describing memory problems and a sore throat that has nagged him for a year. ...

"As the event progresses we are seeing more and more people who are desperately ill," [Local chemist Wilma Subra] said. ...

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