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Health impacts of oil spills: from hydrocarbons to oil dispersants

"'One of the biggest concerns in cleanup efforts is the effect the spill has on people’s health and livelihood,” Hazen said. “It’s not just that oil itself is harmful and potentially even flammable, but you have to be careful what kind of chemicals you expose crews to while trying to clean or contain the oil.' Key findings in the report include a look at the risks associated with one of the leading dispersal agents and questions and recommendations related to testing methodology." - Excerpt from The University of Tennessee, learn more about findings in the new report by the National Academy of Sciences.

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