INSTITUTE INDEX: The BP oil disaster’s continuing toll on human health

http://www.southernstudies.org/2016/04/institute-index-the-bp-oil-disasters-continuing-to.html

A look at what we’ve learned about the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the sixth anniversary of the disaster. Image: via Flickr.) " itemprop="image" src="http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/bp_cleanup_workers_0.jpg?1461162966" /> Since the BP oil spill in the Gulf six years ago, studies have found that the chemical dispersant used to break up the slick can cause genetic changes in airway tissue linked to diseases like asthma. It also found that the wives of male cleanup workers were at greater risk for depression and domestic conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily F. Alley via Flickr.) Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: <p>Since the BP oil spill in the Gulf six years ago, studies have found that the chemical dispersant used to break up the slick can cause genetic changes in airway tissue linked to diseases like asthma. It also found that the wives of male cleanup workers were at greater risk for depression and domestic conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily F. Alley <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/deepwaterhorizonresponse/4746916602/in/photolist-86oR5e-86rqfN-86ofjz-89zoN4-84ZF3P-853MJw-8BvmHa-8BytjE-8Bytef-8BytfC-8iaHd6-8ahCne-89CB4f-89wwBs-8DbGv5-54wxhr-8epUDF-8rfXtv-82ago3-8apJzf-8wXBJB-82agof-89zn2R-8etbVG-8iw9WG-8betRo-84mGsy-8h5owY-81S6J5-81S6Nf-81S6RA-85K6Za-8gsaJo-8epUJK-89CyPh-8Bytn5-81S6Ms-82agnC-8x1ANu-89zmxv-6sweGG-84HoUc-8isXsR-84ZRQG-8h28Da-8h28Dp-8bbcrX-8iaFcn-89CCDG-8hwEY5">via Flickr.</a>)</p> read more

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