Study Confirms Secret Chemicals Used to Disperse Oil in the Gulf Cause Cancer

Deepwater Horizon

By – Natural News

(NaturalNews) In the days following the massive Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico back in April 2010, BP and federal authorities began dousing Gulf waters with secret dispersant chemicals designed to break up oil and prevent it from reaching shores. But a new investigation into the specific contents of these chemical solutions, which were previously hidden from the public, has revealed that many of them cause cancer.

According to the environmental law firm Earthjustice, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by various environmental watchdog groups following the government’s refusal to share the ingredients of the dispersants have revealed that two solutions used in the Gulf, Corexit 9500 and 9527, contain chemicals associated with causing skin irritation and burns, eye irritation, respiratory problems, kidney dysfunction, and cancer.

Continue reading at Natural News: Study Confirms Secret Chemicals Used to Disperse Oil in the Gulf Cause Cancer

 

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