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Gulf Oil Spill Workers Report Health Problems
Date:6/3/2010

sed to follow federal guidelines that recommend that anyone involved wear protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses and clothing, the AP said.

BP CEO Tony Hayward has said the symptoms that workers are reporting -- dizziness, headaches, coughing -- could be due to any number of causes, including diesel fumes, exhaustion and heat from wearing Tyvek safety suits.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on the oil spill.



SOURCES: Gina Solomon, M.D., senior scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council; Robert Emery, Dr.P.H., vice president for safety, health, environment and risk management, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Associated Press


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