NIH Launches Largest Oil Spill Health Study – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study looking at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers has begun. It’s called the Gulf Long-term Follow-up or GuLF Study. GuLF Study principal investigator Dr. Dale Sandler says most participants live in the four gulf states.
Sandler: People have to have had some connection to the Gulf oil spill cleanup. Be it, by actually doing something that was potentially hazardous, like standing over the oil or working in a support capacity.Narrator: For details, call toll-free 1-855-644-4853 or visit www.niehs.nih.gov/GuLFSTUDY. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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