Gulf oil spill poses unique health challenges

Gulf oil spill poses unique health challenges

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Last week public health experts convened in New Orleans, Louisiana, to tackle unanswered questions about the health effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. After the workshop, hosted by the Institute of Medicine, a non-profit organisation within the US National Academies in Washington DC, what do we now know about the health risks?

What are the immediate health hazards of the oil spill?..

Read Full Article; By Caitlin Stier, NewScientist.

How Will The Gulf Oil Spill Affect Human Health? NPR
Medical researchers have met on June 23rd, in New Orleans to discuss the health effects of the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But most of the discussion is about what isn’t known. The workshop was pulled together in a matter of days by the Institute of Medicine, a prestigious independent body chartered by Congress. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asked for the review…

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