NIH Launches Largest Oil Spill Health Study – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The Gulf Long-term Follow-up or GuLF Study is expected to generate important data that may help inform policy decisions on health care and health services in the areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dr. Dale Sandler, principal investigator of the GuLF Study says she hopes to enroll 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers 21-years-old and older.
Sandler: Information on individuals is of course kept private and confidential but the data we generate we will be sharing.
Narrator: Findings from the study data may also influence responses to future oil spills. For more information on the study, 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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