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Clean-up chemical at the BP Oil Spill tied to health problems

Clean-up chemical at the BP Oil Spill tied to health problems

Scientists link a chemical frequently used to disperse spilled oil to wheezing, rashes and burning eyes in the recovery workers following the country’s largest-ever spill.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responds to about 100 oil spills each year. In each aftermath, the agency studies the effectiveness of various cleanup methods with hopes of limiting the impact of future spills on the environment and human health.

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