Oil spill stirs study, debate over health impacts, AP, June 24, 2010:
"I look at it this way: It's from the Earth. If you drank it in your drinking water every day it would hurt you. But spend a week in the water on vacation and it's not going to," said Elaine Fox, who visited Orange Beach, Ala., with a group from Family Church in West Monroe, La.
She spent time photographing her pregnant daughter-in-law Christi Fox, 25, who lounged in the surf draped in a white cloth covering a white bikini. A few tar balls stuck to her bathing suit as she walked back to their condominium.
The numbers get worse with each look at oil flow, AP, June 11, 2010:
Waves brought in a foot-long chunk of what appeared to be solid oil on the white sand. One side was flat and curved, while the other was honeycombed with bubbles and a single spot where crude oozed out. Standing near the water line, Elaine Fox picked it up without a thought.
"I'm not dead, I'm not sick," Fox, of West Monroe, La., said Friday. "I think a lot of this is nothing but media hype."
Coast Guard restricts navigation at Perdido Pass, Bloomberg, June 11, 2010:
"We've played in the water. No one is sick, and we're all going back out today," said Elaine Fox, among 50 that came to the beach as a group from Family Church in West Monroe, La.