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Mystery illness affecting Gulf oil spill clean up workers

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by drex13, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. drex13

    drex13 Senior Member

    Columbus, Ohio
  2. ixchelkali

    ixchelkali Senior Member

    Long Beach, CA
    Oh, man, my heart goes out to them. It sounds like the Gulf War Illness all over again. And I predict a similar level of help from the government. Certainly BP will be trying to bury this, and they have a heck of lot more resources than those workers.

    How long can the government, the safety agencies, the environmental protection agencies, maintain their plausible deniability on this kind of toxic exposure? They just sit back and say "prove it," and point to people who didn't get sick. Is the idea that their may be differences in threshold, or differences in susceptibility, so hard to conceive? I suppose next they'll be saying it's mass hysteria.

    Those poor folks down there. And their doctors. They've got a hard road ahead.
  3. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia
    sad. I bet a lot of them will be told its in their heads or that there issue is psychological. Governments rather vanish this kind of thing.
  4. 5150

    5150 Senior Member

    at the end of the article , there is a space for comments. It's a good way to get in a few thoughts about similarities there and with our situation with CFS/ME. Often in these situations it's what I do, kind of getting in on the ground level to put our story in front of as many people as possible. There are currently 1500 comments there, so it's being well read. Let's try to get a bunch in there from us .

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