Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I know, I'm getting all hysterical, again! These EPA tests validate the concern I have that all the toxic crap floating and submerged in the Gulf will move inland with the wind, rain and air. And it won't be limited to the areas close to the Gulf but will be lifted high into the atmosphere and spread across vast portions of the country. Once this stuff vaporizes there's no telling how far it can travel.

"The media coverage of the BP oil disaster to date has focused largely on the threats to wildlife, but the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher.

Today the Louisiana Environmental Action Network released its analysis of air monitoring test results by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA's air testing data comes from Venice, a coastal community 75 miles south of New Orleans in Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish.

The findings show that levels of airborne chemicals have far exceeded state standards and what's considered safe for human exposure.

For instance, hydrogen sulfide has been detected at concentrations more than 100 times greater than the level known to cause physical reactions in people. Among the health effects of hydrogen sulfide exposure are eye and respiratory irritation as well as nausea, dizziness, confusion and headache."
Southern Studies

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