Thursday, December 9, 2010

US Houses Set to Drop in Value and Chemical Contamination in the Gulf

"U.S. Home Values to Drop by $1.7 Trillion This Year, Zillow Says"


"Widespread Contamination of the US Gulf Coast . Illnesses related to the Oil Disaster Environmental Protection Agency Turns a Blind Eye"
by Dahr Jamail
Jamail writes:
"Most of the people tested had these toxic chemicals present in their blood at levels several times higher than the national average. "Ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene and Hexane are volatile organic chemicals that are present in the BP Crude Oil. The blood of all three females and five males had chemicals that are found in the BP Crude Oil," according to Subra’s report.

"Ethylbenzene is a form of benzene present in the body when it begins to be broken down. m,p-Xylene is a clear, colorless, sweet-smelling, flammable liquid that is refined from crude oil and is primarily used as a solvent.

These chemicals in BP's oil are extremely hazardous to humans. They can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, kidney damage, altered renal functions, irritation of the digestive tract, lung damage, burning pain in nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, skin problems and cancers..."

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