Expert predicts serious health effects from Gulf oil spill

This week, U.S. HealthWorks’ Dr. Donald Bucklin, AKA, “Dr. B,” was on ABC 15’s (Phoenix) morning show talking about the risk faced by workers cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf.

For those closest to the spill in the boats, Dr. B warns that symptoms can include:

Short -term health hazards

Respiratory problems
Skin and eye irritation / rashes
Loss of coordination
Heat illness
Anemia
Memory, hearing or color vision loss
Unconsciousness
Death

Long-term health hazards

Neurotoxins
Carcinogens
Kidney damage
Liver damage

Symptoms include:

Headaches
Dizziness
Weakness
Fainting
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Coughing / throat irritation
Redness / swelling of skin

You can watch the segment here.


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