NIH Launches Largest Oil Spill Health Study – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The Gulf Long-term Follow-up or GuLF Study is enrolling 55,000 people who either took cleanup worker safety training or others who were involved in some aspect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup. Dr. Dale Sandler, principal investigator of the GuLF Study says, about 20,000 will participate in a home visit.
Sandler: And that home visit will involve a very brief clinical exam, where we will measure lung function and blood pressure, height and weight and collect some biological blood samples.
Narrator: They will also be asked to complete telephone interviews every couple years. For more information, call toll-free 1-855-NIH-GULF 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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