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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:21 PM

Study finds increased cancer risk in Gulf spill cleanup crews

Source: Salon

TUESDAY, SEP 17, 2013 02:21 PM EDT
Study finds increased cancer risk in Gulf spill cleanup crews
Workers exposed to the spill have "significantly altered blood profiles"
BY LINDSAY ABRAMS



The workers called upon to clean up BP’s mess in the wake of the 2010 Gulf spill are at an increased risk for blood-related disorders, including cancer, a study found.

The research, which was published in the American Journal of Medicine, found that compared to those who had not been exposed to crude oil — or the chemical dispersants used to clean it up — workers displayed significantly altered blood profiles, liver enzymes and somatic symptoms. Put together, the researchers told Fuel Fix, the signs indicate a number of potential health problems:

The workers had decreased levels of blood-clotting platelets, as well as lower numbers for blood urea nitrogen and creatinine, which are indicators of kidney health.

The amount of three liver enzymes — alkaline phosphatase, aspartate transaminase and alanine transaminase — in the cleanup workers’ blood also was higher than the non-exposed patients, a warning sign of liver dysfunction and damage.



Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/09/17/study_finds_increased_cancer_risk_in_gulf_oil_cleanup_crews/



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silvershadow Sep 2013 OP
1000words Sep 2013 #1
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2013 #2
sakabatou Sep 2013 #3
ConcernedCanuk Sep 2013 #4
SmittynMo Sep 2013 #5
djean111 Sep 2013 #6
silvershadow Sep 2013 #8
djean111 Sep 2013 #9
silvershadow Sep 2013 #10
Theyletmeeatcake2 Sep 2013 #7

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:27 PM

1. They had to have a study?

All the other dead life forms would have pretty much confirmed the risk for me.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:06 AM

2. "Metropolis" was on last night.

Just about every other story today resonates in that movie of 1927.

"In late 2026, wealthy industrialists rule the vast city of Metropolis from high-rise tower complexes, while a lower class of underground-dwelling workers toil constantly to operate the machines that provide its power. The Master of Metropolis is the ruthless Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel), whose son Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) idles away his time in a pleasure garden with the other children of the rich"

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:06 AM

3. The stuff in the oil and the "clean-up" chemicals were toxic

They knew it. This isn't surprising.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:59 AM

4. well doggone!

 

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surprise

surprise

SURPRISE!!!

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 01:49 AM

5. The gulf will NEVER be the same

I visit Ft. Myers and Key West, almost annually. The other day, I was browsing some of my old pictures of the two cities and came across some pictures of the gulf from before the BP disaster. The water was particularly green/blue in color. It was beautiful, especially Key West. Then I compared them to pictures I took last year. What a difference. Key West was blueish brown, with many dark brown areas. It was amazing the difference. What BP did to the gulf is inexcusable, and no amount of money will ever restore this back to the way it was. And what about all the jobs lost too. With all the reports I've read since the disaster, I have made a promise to myself NEVER to set foot in the gulf waters again. And what about all the fish that live there. Note: I don't eat a lot of fish/shrimp anymore either. Did we learn anything from this? Hell no. Does anyone understand the importance of water and the future of mankind? Hell no. We're still exploring in the water, and not on land.

The gulf will never be the same again, at least not in my lifetime. It's all pretty damn sad.

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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 03:09 AM

6. I had been deliberately passing on buying seafood since BP (and Asian crap-farms), and now not

buying is an ingrained habit. Same for corn, then really noticed all the crap that sneaks into processed foods, saw how HFCS has been dribbled into so many things. Also notice a lot more NO HFCS!! labels, but have lost my taste for sugar in general. I used to think that I would just slip back and buy the things I am avoiding now, but I believe my buying habits are permanently changed.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:56 AM

8. I have been growing a garden for a few years to help me stay away from at least some things.

The only real sugar I take in now is a little bit with my sodas, but at a greatly reduced rate now. I only buy the ones with real sugar, and I drink them in moderation. As far as cakes, pies, donuts and other sweets- blech, I am not interested.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:18 AM

9. "blech, I am not interested."

Perfect way to state how I feel. I am not depriving myself in any way by not buying sweets and processed food. I don't need gluten or grains for anything - I use flaxseed meal and almond meal.
Soda - I now carry around a large glass of cold water with a few squirts of lemon or lime juice, and occasionally some Sweetleaf Stevia (the other brands have additives). Soda tastes too salty/gummy/something now, I probably drink 5 or 6 large glasses a day, I don't keep track. But it seems good for me. Oh, I use a straw to guard tooth enamel.

At this point in time I am not even much interested in studies/disproving studies, once I drop something from my diet (and I mean diet as in what I eat, not a special regimen), I am done with it.
As a low carber, I love some pretty hedonistic food - but now roasted asparagus with butter just sounds better than bread or noodles or whatever.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 06:33 PM

10. I agree with you on everything. Soda is probably the last of my vices. The roasted asparagus

sounds much better! Oh, and thanks for the tip on the straw. I had forgotten, but I will get one out now.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:07 AM

7. I read on the inner nets somewhere that there are not many cleanup workers from

The Exxon Valdez disaster still alive and that wasn't that long ago.Also that the compensation payouts are still going through the courts.....at least the lawyers are doing ok....

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