17 Apr '11, 3am

Mysterious ills plague Louisianans one year after spill via @cmswire < From the COREXIT chemicals

Mysterious ills plague Louisianans one year after spill via @cmswire < From the COREXIT chemicals

A BP contractor tosses a bag filled with oil-soaked absorbent boom up to floating work station used by crews cleaning up oil-soaked marshes in Bay Jimmy, one of the hardest-hit areas of coastal Louisiana on April 7, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP RACELAND (Louisiana) - JAMIE Simon worked on a barge in the oily waters for six months following the BP spill last year, cooking for the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and tidying up after them. One year later, the 32-year-old said she still suffers from a range of debilitating health problems, including racing heartbeat, vomiting, dizziness, ear infections, swollen throat, poor sight in one eye and memory loss. She blames toxic elements in the crude oil and the dispersants sprayed to dissolve it after the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico about 80km off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010. 'I wa...

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