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Human Health Impacts of the BP Oil Drilling Disaster
The impacts of the BP Oil Drilling Disaster not only pose enormous environmental health concerns, but also pose very serious human health concerns. Effects range from the minor and short-term effects (like runny nose, headache, and nausea) to the serious and long-term effects (rashes or kidney damage). This page provides human health resources and information from government agencies, regulatory agencies, blogs, and other websites.
To submit a claim for damages, call (800) 440-0858
Health Policy, Regulation, and Research
Lessons from the Exxon Valdez disaster
Blogs/News on Public Health
Additional safety notes:
From Wilma Subra (President, Subra Company):
"Protective Gear is necessary if coming in contact with the crude oil and/or contaminated materials. You will need: Respirators with Volatile Organic Chemical Cartridges, Goggles, Gloves, Arm protectors that extend from the wrist to above the elbow. This equipment will protect from breathing the fumes from the crude oil and avoid skin contact with the crude oil and contaminated materials."