NOAA Study: Massive plumes of aerosolized oil “likely posed a health threat” — Problems range from aggravated asthma to premature death

“These concentrations were high” – Joost de Gouw, a research scientist with NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory … Read more >>

While you were breathing: 99.8 ppm VOCs measured at Orange Beach, AL as well was capped– “Amazing” says scientist (VIDEO)

Different types of VOCs include benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene. … Read more >>

Researchers say “more VOC’s” from oil may still get released into Gulf’s air supply — 10 new monitors installed “to see if we should worry” (VIDEO)

USA Researchers To Monitor Post-Spill Air Quality, WKRG, September 17, 2010:


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CSPAN: Report of suspicious new “monitors” put on life vests by BP — “Nobody really knows what they are, they’re not telling” (VIDEO)

Washington Journal, September 10, 2010:

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Ocean Springs, MS caller:

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Air monitoring in Orange Beach, AL reported to have reached 110 ppm of VOCs within 15 minutes — Testing crew quickly abandoned area

The Untold Story of Human Health Effects From BP’s Oil Disaster, Glynn Wilson, September … Read more >>

Air quality testing near Tampa shows highest level of VOC-created chemicals of anywhere along Gulf Coast — Borderline “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”

Ozone and Your Health, North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services:

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BP to burn 1 million gallons of oil a day until July; Coastal residents ‘vulnerable’ to toxins

Plan to burn excess oil from BP well raises health questions, Miami Herald, June … Read more >>