Navigation Links
Survey of coastal residents shows Gulf oil spill has significant impact on families
Date:8/3/2010

August 3, 2010 -- As the acute phase of the Gulf oil spill transitions to a chronic phase, marked by long-term challenges to the public health, environment and economy, researchers at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness interviewed over 1,200 adults living within 10 miles of the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Mississippi, in collaboration with the Children's Health Fund and The Marist Poll of Poughkeepsie, NY. The survey, conducted by telephone in July, after the Deepwater Horizon well was capped, found evidence of significant and potentially lasting impact of the disaster on the health, mental health, and economic fortunes of residents and their children and on the way they live their everyday lives. The findings have implications for health and economic policies going forward.

Among the key survey findings:

  • Over 40% of adults living within ten miles of the coast said they have experienced direct exposure to the oil spill or clean-up effort. Within this group, nearly 40% reported physical symptoms of skin irritations and respiratory problems, which they attributed to the oil spill.

  • Over one-third of parents report that their children have experienced either physical symptoms or mental health distress as a consequence of the oil spill.

  • One in five households report a drop in income since the oil spill, and 8% report job loss. These losses were most likely to hit those who were already economically vulnerable: households with incomes under $25,000 a year.

  • More than one-quarter (26.6%) of coastal residents said they thought they might have to move away from the Gulf Coast. Among those earning less then $25,000, the figure was 36.3%. Children whose parents think they may move are almost three times more likely to have mental health distress than are children whose parents do not expect to move.

  • More than 70% of parents report children spending less time swimming, b
    '/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Global HIV/AIDS survey by IAPAC reveals critical gap in patient-physician conversations
2. MD Anderson keeps No. 1 cancer ranking in US News & World Report annual survey
3. 1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey
4. Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior
5. PBG Offers a Pre-Upgrade Site Survey for Ericom, VMware, and NetApp Upgrades
6. Green And Greener Survey Shows Hospitals Embrace Environmentally Sustainable Practices, Though Room for Improvement Remains
7. More Than Half of Pediatricians Make Diagnostic Errors: Survey
8. European patient survey add weight to expert call for greater clinical consensus on BTCP
9. Survey highlights major Canada-US differences in people in middle age
10. Parents Want Electronic Access to Their Childrens Docs: Survey
11. Survey: Many Young Women Lack Accurate Information about STDs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of ... the International Cannabis Professionals Expo held at the Caribe Royal All Suites Hotel and ... Professionals Expo is the largest medical cannabis expo in the country and this ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... The Venetian on Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos Islands is ... Venetian will save 40% on their stay while enjoying some of the most beautiful ocean ... & Caicos, providing a chance to reconnect with loved ones and rediscover one's best self. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Committed to helping the ... by asking community members to contribute to the College’s “My Brother’s Keeper Scholarship.” The ... young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Sierra Madre, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... wound care programs, the activity of recruiting patients becomes a serious challenge. Because of ... wound care program to patients within the local community. , The team at ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... OSF Healthcare System has been ... Most Wired Survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. This marks the fourth consecutive ... by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis . , Health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finally…First Ever Professional Training Event for Doctors and Nurses Wanting to Offer Medical Marijuana Recommendations to Patients 2Health News:Finally…First Ever Professional Training Event for Doctors and Nurses Wanting to Offer Medical Marijuana Recommendations to Patients 3Health News:Finally…First Ever Professional Training Event for Doctors and Nurses Wanting to Offer Medical Marijuana Recommendations to Patients 4Health News:Finally…First Ever Professional Training Event for Doctors and Nurses Wanting to Offer Medical Marijuana Recommendations to Patients 5Health News:The Venetian on Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos Islands Offers 40% Savings This Fall. 2Health News:Mercy College a “My Brother’s Keeper” Community 2Health News:Mercy College a “My Brother’s Keeper” Community 3Health News:WCA Offers Shockwave; The Marketing Module for Hospital Wound Care Programs 2Health News:WCA Offers Shockwave; The Marketing Module for Hospital Wound Care Programs 3Health News:WCA Offers Shockwave; The Marketing Module for Hospital Wound Care Programs 4Health News:OSF HealthCare Named One of the Most Wired Systems 2Health News:OSF HealthCare Named One of the Most Wired Systems 3
... Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) announced today the ... European Journal of Surgical Oncology. , ... trial using autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC)-enriched fat ... surgery. The majority of patients underwent radiation prior ...
... sudden hearing loss, a frightening condition that sends thousands in ... this month in the journal OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery ... led by Robert J. Stachler, M.D., an otolaryngologist in the ... in Detroit. "In most cases, patients will have ...
... , MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- The emergency room ... blackouts can be more than half a million dollars a ... new study found. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ... the 28 days before the start of the study, male ...
... of Granada researchers have developed a software tool that ... person has to suffer a heart disease. In addition, ... estimations, i.e. it helps estimating the risk that a ... The researchers employed a sample including 3 000 patients. ...
... March 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow seven ... die than those who follow few or none of ... 45,000 U.S. adults. However, the researchers also found ... recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), which include: ...
... 17 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who binge ... be risking brain damage, an expert warns. Binge drinking, ... drinks by males and three drinks by females in a ... said Dr. Alicia Ann Kowalchuk, medical director of the InSight ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cytori breast reconstruction cell therapy trial results published 2Health News:First national guideline for sudden hearing loss published 2Health News:Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. Colleges Millions Annually 2Health News:Scientists develop a software tool for estimating heart disease risk 2Health News:Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life 2Health News:Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life 3Health News:Spring Break Boozing May Put Young Brains at Risk 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  Cleveland Clinic President ... keynote address last month that industry is compelled to ... to gain the efficiencies—and develop the transformational innovations -- ... Barsoum,s comments were preceded by Doug Kohrs , ... OMTEC moderator, who stressed that industry must add "episode ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... FAIRFIELD, N.J. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Ferrer, completed the second Phase III clinical study ... development for impetigo.  Medimetriks owns the exclusive U.S. ... The global trial, conducted at 44 centers with ... and pediatric patients aged 2 months and older ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Calif. , July 30, 2015   ... to eliminate all preventable hospitalization, recently received confirmation ... its Remote Patient Intelligence (RPI) solution meets the ... FDA intends to exercise "Enforcement Discretion." ... not subject to further FDA regulatory requirements at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopaedic Surgery Reimbursement Shifts to Episode of Care 2Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 2Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 3FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 2FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 3
Minimal M9CA Broth...
An agent used for making solid microbiological media....
... of miniTHERM incubators is available, ensuring the ... for their specific requirements. miniTHERM incubators have ... and extremely space saving. Their size corresponds ... is possible to stack up to three ...
In microbiological laboratories and for in vitro fertilization, as well as in cancer research or tissue engineering, the Heraeus CO2 incubator BBD 6220 provides the best contamination protection and ...
Medicine Products: