The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Coast Guard Cohort study

Jennifer Rusiecki*, Melannie Alexander, Erica G. Schwartz, Li Wang, Laura Weems, John Barrett, Kate Christenbury, David Johndrow, Renée H. Funk, Lawrence S. Engel

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Abstract

A cohort study among Coast Guard personnel involved in the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill response and non-responders was established to investigate potential acute and longterm health effects from oil spill response work exposures. Results showed positive associations between crude oil exposure and various acute physical symptoms among responders, as well as longer term health effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalOccupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

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