BP spill health effects need to be tracked: experts

Reuters: Doctors in the Gulf Coast region need to be alert to both the short and long-term health effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. health experts said on Monday. Prior oil spills have shown that contact with oil and chemicals can affect the lungs, kidneys, and liver, and the mental strain can boost rates of anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress as many as six years later. The magnitude of the BP Plc spill is a far greater worry, said Dr. Gina Solomon, an ......

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