Pregnant woman has “tar balls stuck to her bathing suit”; Mother says “We’ve played in the water. No one is sick, and we’re all going back out today.”


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.

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