25 June 2010

CDC Warning: Avoid Oil Spill Areas

Duhh - I bet you didn't already know that!
And don't go swimming at an oily beach either! I'm warning you!
Talk about political (science) double-speak... "while there is no threat - just better stay away anyhow..."
Common sense would tell you and me that none of this is healthy. Heaven help us all if it starts raining oil all over the place like it apparently has already in Florida and Louisiana.
And a hurricane is on the way! I guess it will be good for detergent sales.
Let's focus: What we are witnessing is the unmasking of the complete incompetence and helplessness of the whole federal bureacracy - the White House, the agencies like EPA, HHS, all of them. Haven't you realized yet that nobody has a clue as to what to do? And the gangster private comapanies like Haliburton, BP and the rest of the criminals are no better. What are you an idiot? Do you actually think these jack-asses know what they are doing?
The only relevant question is whether you know what you are doing to save yourself?
Well, do you?
According to the Washington Post, 20 million Gulf Coast residents may be evacuated soon.
To where?
If they move you they will determine where you are going to be put.
If you go now on your own you can have the say so over where you end up.
It's time for some serious thinking and actions along those lines.
Wake up folks...
The World you have known is no more.

CDC advises “Everyone, including pregnant women” to avoid areas affected by spill; Expert says crude oil contains “some of the most toxic chemicals that we know”
By oilflorida, on June 23rd, 2010
Health Data Gaps, BP Suspicions Worry U.S. Panelists, Bloomberg, June 22, 2010:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has issued health warnings…
While they suggest there is no threat, the CDC simultaneously advised “everyone, including pregnant women” to avoid spill-affected areas. …
Shira Kramer, an epidemiologist who has conducted research for the petroleum industry on the health consequences of exposure to petroleum, said she is concerned that the risks are being downplayed.
“It’s completely scientifically dishonest to pooh-pooh the potential here when you are talking about some of the most toxic chemicals that we know,” said Kramer, who is founder and president of consulting firm Epidemiology International in Hunt Valley, Maryland. She isn’t involved with the Institute panels.
“When you talk about community exposure, you are talking about exposures in unpredictable ways and to subpopulations that may be more highly susceptible than others, such as those of reproductive age, people who are immuno-compromised, children or fetuses. …
“[W]e have a soup of chemicals from the crude, chemicals from the dispersants and pollutants that were already in the water. Who can say how they will interact?”

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