Grand Isle rally proves BP oil spill, repercussions far from over for Gulf Coast residents, Times-Picayune, November 20, 2010:
Some of the day's most disturbing accounts related to the testing and safety of Gulf seafood and the health problems many claim are a result of the oil or of the unprecedented amounts of dispersant sprayed to help control it.
Numerous people reported staph infections, rashes, headaches, respiratory problems and some more serious conditions they suspect were linked to the oil or dispersants.
"Till this day, we have not gotten anyone to do anything regarding health issues," said Clint Guidry of the Louisiana Seafood Association.
Guidry cited the damage he said can be caused by a highly toxic ingredient in the dispersant Corexit. "It takes out your liver, kidneys and lungs, and the neurotoxins eat up the brain," Guidry said. "This is a big, big issue. It's not something to play around with."
Clint Guidry speaks at 2:30 in: