In early September, The Intel Hub and Project Gulf Impact released blood tests that showed toxic chemicals in multiple gulf residents. Not only were these findings ignored, they were “debunked” by BP and government talking heads alike.
Three and a half months later we now know that these tests were indeed valid and ultimately show the need for more testing at a massive level.
KLFY Eyewitness News has conducted news tests on four males who age ranged from 3 to 43. They also tested a 38 year old female. The tests indicated massive exposure to toxic chemicals associated with CRUDE OIL.
“The two most common methods of exposure are either direct contact on the skin or by breathing it in. But ingestion, eating food already contaminated with these chemicals is another source of contamination and the one that worries those in charge of this study the most,” wrote KLFY.com in their Oil Spill Health Study.
The study done by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network also showed elevated levels of ethyl benzene and petroleum hydrocarbons in the seafood that the group tested.
These tests line up directy with the tests that we released on September 5th, 2010. In the article, “From the Gulf Stream to the Bloodstream and Why What You’re About To Read Is The Alarm Bell of The Pending Gulf Disaster,” Matt Smith wrote extensively about the health concerns of using over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant to essentially cover up the extent of the oil damage.“For nearly five months, the BP oil disaster has consumed the minds of millions of people worldwide. In addition to the horrific impacts that the crude oil and chemical dispersants have daily on the environment and the economy, a fatal threat has quietly slipped by the public’s proverbial radar. The harm dealt by this silent enemy is beginning to creep into the lives of those living and working in the Gulf.”
Matts words ring true to this day and should not be taken lightly. This disaster is far from over and without the hard work of multiple activists and organizations we would know even less than we do now.
BP, with the help of the federal government, has covered up an environmental catastrophe that hasn’t even hit its climax.
In the next few months we will continue to see animals and people
sickened due to toxic seafood and direct contact with Corexit.