The fourth anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster has come and gone and oil spill cleanup workers are still filing claims with the Medical Settlement Program to obtain compensation and monitoring for medical problems they developed after the spill. Unfortunately, as is the case in most all toxic exposure cases, questions still linger about the long-term health implications associated with the cleanup.
The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences is attempting to find answers. Hopefully, its research may one day provide clearer answers. The Agency is tracking the health of more than 30,000 of the workers, hoping someday to see if there are links between exposure to oil spills and chemical dispersants and any current or future illnesses. As we learn more, we will report the findings from the Agency’s research.
Source: Associated Press
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