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  • environmental
  • Wright is director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University, which has a jobs training institute whose members are now doing shoreline cleanup and containment. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Shifting strategies but failed response have mutated to an environmental disaster for the Gulf coast, slowing seeping elsewhere too. (oil-price.net)
  • NIEHS research uses state-of-the-art science and technology to investigate the interplay between environmental exposures, human biology, genetics, and common diseases to help prevent disease and improve human health. (nih.gov)
  • Although the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is conducting a study of 55,000 workers who were involved in the cleanup, there are many uncertainties about it, Bernard Goldstein, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues reported in the New England Journal of Medicine . (medpagetoday.com)
  • US EPA is working closely with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in overseeing Murphy's cleanup of oil in residential areas accessible to the public (e.g., parks, school yards, roads, highway median strips, sidewalks). (epa.gov)
  • To help people understand what these exposures could mean to their short-term and long-term health, we are working with established teams of toxicologists, environmental health specialists, civil engineers, chemists, risk communication specialists and graphic designers as part of Texas A&M's Institute for Sustainable Communities . (elsevier.com)
  • As residents confront a gigantic cleanup following the tornado that savaged Joplin, experts say environmental dangers could lurk amid the mountains of debris in the southwestern Missouri city and even in the water and air. (capecodtimes.com)
  • Until the systematic assessment of the tornado's impact area is complete, it is not possible to fairly evaluate levels of risk or priorities for environmental response," he said in an email. (capecodtimes.com)
  • Many companies sent their own environmental response teams to the disaster area. (capecodtimes.com)
  • Federal cleanup assistance efforts are being coordinated by the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (docplayer.net)
  • Her work has a wide scope, from the oyster's environmental conditions to their cellular responses. (gulfresearchinitiative.org)
  • chemicals
  • EPA action is needed to rapidly reduce exposure to toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde*, which is still in widespread use, particularly in building materials, binders, resins, and composite wood products, used to make everything in a home from carpets to countertops to cabinets to couches. (saferchemicals.org)
  • Pursuant to FEMA Mission Assignment, US EPA is overseeing Murphy Oil's clean up of residential properties where soil contamination exceeds LDEQ's Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) Management Option 1 Soil Standards (PDF, 10 pp., 60 KB, About PDF ) for chemicals associated with the spill. (epa.gov)
  • Soil
  • Lead exposure happens primarily by ingesting contaminated soil on dirty hands - a particular danger for children - and breathing contaminated dust. (capecodtimes.com)
  • OSHA
  • All the data shows no toxic air concentrations from the oil spill where work is being performed," is what OSHA spokesperson Jason Surbey told me on Friday, May 21st. (scienceblogs.com)
  • When I asked OSHA about the source of the exposure monitoring data that led to the "no toxics air concentrations" assessment, Surbey told me that OSHA has been reviewing "exposure monitoring plans and the monitoring results for response workers conducted by BP and third-party industrial hygiene contractors. (scienceblogs.com)
  • OSHA has issued a final rule (March 2016, OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation - 29 CFR 1926.1153) for America's workers, limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a substance OSHA has stated can increase the risk of developing silicosis, lung cancer and kidney disease. (3m.com)
  • Court documents explained how, in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Knight impersonated a high-ranking OSHA hazardous waste safety instructor and inspector in order to collect money from individuals who hoped to work on the cleanup effort that followed the spill. (osha.gov)
  • Click through for earthquake emergency and response preparedness resources from NIOSH, OSHA and the CDC. (3m.com.au)
  • Hughes and colleagues have been working with OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and BP to establish response worker health and safety training on site. (wordpress.com)
  • EPA's
  • However, HUD's limits of 200 ppb for plywood and 300 ppb for particleboard are 80 to 125 times higher than the California EPA's recommended long-term maximum exposure level of 2.4 ppb. (saferchemicals.org)
  • respiratory
  • Formaldehyde has recently been recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as potentially causing respiratory illness in hurricane victims housed in FEMA trailers in the Gulf Coast (average level of formaldehyde was 77 ppb and maximum level was 590 ppb). (saferchemicals.org)
  • Long-term exposure to formaldehyde is known to cause cancer of the nasal passages and throat, leukemia, and other cancers of the respiratory tract. (saferchemicals.org)
  • Gulf Coast
  • Structures located along the coastlines of hurricane-prone regions such as the U.S. Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard are at great risk during large storm events (including hurricanes) because of high water levels, which have the potential to inundate vast areas. (exponent.com)
  • Hurricane Camille hit the Mississippi Gulf coast on Aug. 17,1969, thrashing communities with a tidal storm surge nearly three stories high and winds of up to 200 miles an hour. (alternet.org)
  • Oceanic
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also photographed and confirmed the spills on August 31. (wsws.org)
  • The toxic sludge killing oceanic wildlife by the thousand will soon be hovered inland by hurricanes, threatening animals and humans alike. (oil-price.net)
  • widespread
  • Despite the fact that scientists have known about formaldehyde's toxicity for decades, it is still in widespread use and exposure is inadequately regulated. (saferchemicals.org)
  • We showed that the spatially limited erosion in the year before oil spill changed dramatically to widespread erosion in the two years following the 2010 oiling," says USGS geophysicist Amina Rangoonwala. (offshore-technology.com)
  • efforts
  • The efforts to contain the spill seem doltish in multi levels, more confounded as weeks march by, latest in the series 'top kill' too failing to plug the fissured well. (oil-price.net)
  • Addressing these needs quickly will facilitate response efforts and the ability to protect the health and safety of victims and response workers. (3m.com)
  • affects
  • Explain that students will explore the affects of the oil spill on wildlife and habitat at the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) and will learn about the refuge staff working on spill recovery. (fws.gov)
  • debris
  • The Corps has coordinated unwatering of New Orleans, assessment and repair of water and wastewater systems, and nonhazardous debris removal, in conjunction with other emergency response activities, such as filling levee breaches. (docplayer.net)
  • long-term
  • The RECAP screening standards are intended to be protective levels based on long-term (i.e., 30-year) exposures to children and adults in a residential setting. (epa.gov)
  • Long-term effects of the BP spill are not yet known, but we do know that, while fumes and irritants are not allergens, they can trigger an allergic rhinitis and asthma reactions. (allergyclimates.com)
  • Work
  • Commercial fishing and shrimping operations all along the spill area were shut down for months, putting hundreds of fishermen already hard hit by the economy out of work. (beasleyallen.com)
  • If you live or work in the gulf, or feel your allergies or health have been affected by the oil spill, please share your comments in the 'Leave a Reply' area below. (allergyclimates.com)
  • 2. Discuss the professional work and careers of people assisting in oil spill recovery. (fws.gov)
  • potential
  • See information on personal protective equipment for potential exposures to Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever). (3m.com)
  • health
  • She is seeking funding from the National Institutes of Health for a follow-up study in 6 months to a year to track the changes in the Houston exposures. (wsws.org)
  • Despite a growing literature describing the impact of oil spills on health," they wrote, "it is difficult to respond to the many questions asked by clinicians and the public about this spill or the risk of future spills. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Mental health symptoms are commonly reported by response workers and community members after oil disasters. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In fact, the researchers said, calls to mental health and domestic violence hot lines in the Gulf area have increased since the spill. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Investigating the effect of oil spills on the environment and public health. (gulfresearchinitiative.org)
  • concern
  • There's tremendous concern about the nature of the exposures going on right now given what we don't know about the constituents of the crude," said Hughes, whose presentation included a photograph of a response worker's hands drenched in red-brown liquid oil. (scienceblogs.com)
  • offshore oil
  • The oil spill prompted a congressional moratorium in 1981 on new offshore oil leasing with exceptions of the Gulf of Mexico and parts of offshore Alaska that remained in effect until 2008 when Congress did not renew it. (freedomsphoenix.com)
  • levels
  • Exposure sampling posted by BP for sampling through May 19th shows elevated levels of hydrocarbons. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The same location was resampled on August 31st and the levels of all spill related compounds detected were below their respective RECAP standards. (epa.gov)
  • operations
  • Over 100 companies dumped hazardous substances and waste oils for "processing" at US Oil Recovery, including Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Dow Chemical Co., and US Steel Corp. A court-ordered settlement now mandates these companies pay for the Superfund site's cleanup. (wsws.org)
  • So was enough being done following the spill to clear it up, and is the industry investing enough in new technology to ensure safe and efficient clean-up operations in the future? (offshore-technology.com)
  • The first response to the FOI request is from the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development. (nwcoastenergynews.com)
  • cause
  • Chronic : Repeated or excessive exposure to butoxyethanol may cause injury to red blood cells (hemolysis), kidney or the liver. (oil-price.net)