Carpet Bombed with Corexit
Health Warning: Corexit is Poisoning The Gulf, Marine Life, Workers and Public!!!
BP’s latest oil spill response update says the total amount of the dispersant used in the Gulf of Mexico more than 1,841,000 gallons. 1.07 million gallons on the surface. But what most people don’t know is that the active ingredient of the toxic chemical dispersant, which is up to 60% by volume, being sprayed by BP to fight the Gulf oil spill is a neurotoxin pesticide that is acutely toxic to both human and aquatic life, causes cancer, causes damage to internal organs such as the liver and kidneys simply by absorbing it through the skin and may cause reproductive side effects. In fact the neurotoxin pesticide that is lethal to 50% of life in concentrations as little as 2.6 parts per million has been banned for use in the UK since 1998 because it failed the UK "Rocky shore test" which assures that the dispersant does not cause a "significant deleterious ecological change" — or to put that in layman’s terms it can kill off the entire food chain. Corexit has also earned the highest EPA warning label for toxicity which means the effects of the toxic chemicals to the eye are corrosive resulting in irreversible destruction of ocular tissue and other tissue with corneal involvement along with an burning that can persist for more than 21 days and effects to human skin are corrosive resulting in tissue destruction into the dermis and/or scarring. Gulf Coast Residents File Personal Injury Suit Over Oil Dispersant According to the plaintiff’s attorney whose firm filed the suit, for more than 100 people in recent months have received emergency room treatments for nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath and extreme headaches. Those problems, he alleges, are the result of exposure to Corexit. Hundreds more have visited their personal doctors for similar problems. The EPA advised BP and the Coast Guard to limit the use of dispersants on top of the ocean due to ecological and possible health issues that may arise from its usage. BP and the Coast Guard ignored the EPA and sprayed hundreds of thousands of gallons of it above the surface of the ocean. Many residents in the gulf say BP/ Coast Guard sprayed the dispersant close to the coastline at night and believe it made land fall making many of them ill. There have been many reports of cleanup workers becoming ill after they cleaned up oil containing Corexit. BP