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.
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