Pulmonary Specialist: “Never seen such enormous amounts of exposure”; Swimming in Gulf waters can cause “respiratory failure”

Potential Health Effects of Oil Spill, KRIV Channel 26 Houston (Fox), June 22, 2010:

And at hospitals in Louisiana, doctors and nurses are manning decontamination tents. …

Dr. Harish Seethamraju is a pulmonary specialist at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Seethamraju says potential problems include wheezing and asthma, but that’s not all. “It they take a swim in these waters, the toxic chemicals can cause pneumonia and respiratory failure.” …

“Nobody has experience with that,” said Seethamraju. “We have never seen such enormous amounts of exposure.”

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