SHOCK: BP dispersants are making people sick

corexit SHOCK: BP dispersants are making people sick

To the surprise of absolutely no one, all those chemicals that were dumped into the ocean are finding their way into the bodies of local populations, and they’re having a negative effect on their health! (gasp!)

“Naman, who works at the Analytical Chemical Testing Lab in Mobile, Alabama, has been carrying out studies to search for the chemical markers of the dispersants BP used to both sink and break up its oil.

According to Naman, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from this toxic mix are making people sick. PAHs contain compounds that have been identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic.

via Boing Boing.

1 thought on “SHOCK: BP dispersants are making people sick

  1. Add to that that BP wouldn’t allow the clean up workers to wear hazmat suits or even masks. Are they begging to be sued? The fuckers cleared over a billion dollars in their last quarter, which would include the time when the spill was ongoing.

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