Originally published on ReaderSupportedNews.org By Cameron Langford, Courthouse News Service Exposure to chemical dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill left a commercial diver with seizures, unable to walk and going blind – and two members of his dive team committed suicide, the man claims in Harris County Court. David Hogan and […]
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Originally published on NoLA.com In the BP oil spill case, the health settlement negotiated last weekend between BP and attorneys for private plaintiffs in the oil spill litigation makes tens of thousands of new people eligible for care and compensation from the disaster, and it could make a meaningful difference in the delivery of mental and physical health care […]
Originally published on Triple Pundit. By Carol Pierson Holding BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.” In the sixty-second spot, businesses in Gulf cities like New Orleans and Panama City Florida invite tourists to come back. The ad is gorgeously filmed. Sparkling […]
Originally published on PNJ.com Volunteers are being sought to participate in a long-term study on the impact of the BP oil spill on cleanup workers and anglers. Gloria Horning, a spokeswoman for the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies, or BRACE, is recruiting the volunteers.
Why Is the FDA Saying It’s OK to Eat Seafood 10,000 Times Over the Safe Limit for Dangerous Carcinogens?
Originally published on Alter.net By Brad Jacobson FDA not only downplayed the risk of contamination, but ignored staff members who proposed higher levels of contamination protection. Ever since the largest offshore oil spill in history spewed into the Gulf of Mexico last year, independent public health experts have questioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s […]
Originally published on HuffingtonPost.com By CAIN BURDEAU NEW ORLEANS — Gulf of Mexico shrimpers and crabbers, who have reported diminished catches since the BP oil spill, are being offered a more generous settlement package because of lingering uncertainties over the safety of their seafood. On Wednesday, Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing payments from a $20 […]
Originally published on Health Goes Strong. There’s new evidence that common chemicals cause Parkinson’s disease. BY: CELESTE PERRONResearchers are eager to identify causes of Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating neurological disorder which affects as many as 500,000 Americans, with 50,000 diagnosed each year. A new study, published in the journal Annals of Neurology finds that exposure to a widely used industrial […]
Originally published on HoumaToday.com By Cara Bayles Josh Tickell said he did not set out to make his documentary, “The Big Fix,” when he traveled to Grand Isle in the summer of 2010. A local fishermen’s advocate says she plans to screen “The Big Fix” documentary film in Houma, Grand Isle and Plaquemines Parish […]
Originally published at TheExaminer.com. Neglected Gulf Coast oil-Corexit survivors targeted for research in ongoing crime While the U.S. government has, for nineteen months, continually violated human right to health by refusing medical help for Gulf Coast victims suffering from oil and Corexit in the nation’s worst eco-catastrophe in history, it is backing an unprecedented, long-term, costly […]
Originally published on MarketPlace.org written by Adriene Hill Easy Answer: Just ask the EPA. To help clean up all that oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has been dousing the area with something called a chemical dispersant, which breaks down the oil into small droplets. The government say nearly 1.8 million gallons of the […]