Gulf oil spill sickens more than 70 people in Louisiana

(AFP) — Seventy-one people in Louisiana have suffered health problems that officials believe are linked to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the state’s department of health and hospitals said Wednesday.

Fifty of those who have reported symptoms including throat irritation, cough, shortness of breath, eye irritation, nausea, chest pain and headaches, worked on oil rigs or were part of the effort to clean up the spill.

via France24 – Gulf oil spill sickens more than 70 people in Louisiana.

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