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AGENT , AL - Toxic Corexit laden waters are OPEN!
Welcome to JAWS, IN THE OTHER L.A.
Officials in Orange
, Alabama and local doctors KNOW how many Baldwin County residents have been POISONED since June 7th when the oil and dispersants came to shore on Pleasure island.
- Skin burns and rashes from the water [and spray]
- Oozing from head to toe from swimming
- Cancerous lesions in deep lunge tissue
- Hurling and vomiting after swimming
- Children bleeding from their ears
The officials in Agent Orange Beach, AL know the truth.
People have given TESTIMONY at PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Yet the press does NOT REPORT the TRUTH. Why?
HOW CAN THE
BE OPEN WHEN THEIR WEB SITE STATES:
Red Flag Warnings –
Red Flag posted at beach areas
mean water conditions are hazardous.
HIGH-HAZARD USE CAUTION!
(See Beach Warning Flag System
for More Information).
A N D N O O N E I S E N F O R C I N G T H I S?
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
A HUGE SHARK?How can the BEACHES be OPEN and ADVERTISED ????????
Where is the EPA?
Where is the CDC?
Also, check here for the WATER QUALITY posted on the Orange Beach, AL web site: www.adem.state.al.us/404.cnt?aspxerrorpath=/FieldOps/Monitoring/BeachMonitoring.htm
And fabulous site sharing ENVIRONMENTAL concerns:
This is a place to leave, not to come to.
Tue Jul 20 16:57
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OSHA and EPA and CDC KNOW THE HEALTH DANGERS!
Read exerpts from OSHA's HAZWOPER Traing Manual below.
ALL BEACHES along the Gulf of Mexico should be CLOSED.
IF ---- IF the OSHA, EPA and CDC HAZMAT standards for WEATHERED CRUDE OIL
airborne DISPERSANTS and COREXIT.
TOURISTS are at GREAT HEALTH RISK for cancer of the skin, kidney and liver.
BP WORKERS are NOT ALLOWED to wear the OSHA REQUIRED HAZMAT GEAR. Why?
OSHA, EPA and CDC are NOT implementing their OWN STANDARDS.
EPA is NOT monitoring the AIR QUALITY on the COAST of ALABAMA.
Although their "Emergency Response" states DAILY testing - of the FOUR [really]
Stationary Air Quality Control Devices the closest is in Pensacola, FL.
Who made the DECISION NOT to follow OSHA - EPA & CDC STANDARDS in ALABAMA?
BP will NOT ALLOW the beach workers to PROTECT themselves from VOC's [Volitile Organic Compounds]
because of TOURISM.
Following is directly from the OSHA HAZWOPER training manual for BP clean up workers:
H E A L T H R I S K S O F WEATHERED CRUDE OIL p28potential dermatitis from SKINcontact that are PUT INTO THE AIR
during cleanup operations can be irritating to eyes, nose, throat & lungs
NOTE: Even if AIR SAMPLING shows NO DETECTABLE LEVELS or
VERY LOW LEVELS of VOC’s [VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS]
There STILLmay be a health danger present.
C O N T A C T A N D A B S O R P T I O N p55some chemicals can cause irritation or RASHES [dermatitis] if they TOUCH YOUR SKIN
chemicals can be ABSORBEDand go INTO THE BLOOD STREAM
Sometimes without ANY VISIBLEdamage to your skin [rash]
if the chemicals get INSIDE YOUR BODYthey may be able to PASS
throughto your BLOOD STEAMand be carried TO OTHER ORGANS in your body
I N H A L A T I O N p56When AIRBORNEchemicals enter your LUNGS
they can be ABSORBEDin your BLOOD STREAM
GASES AND VAPORS CAN REACH THE DEEP LUNGS
“particle and droplet size effects where the chemical settles in the respiratory track
where the chemical settles in the respiratory tract influences symptoms and diseases”
I N G E S T I O N p57
chemical is SWALLOWED through YOUR MOUTH ABSORBED through the DIGESTIVE TRACTChemicals can be caught in mucus and swallowed then absorbed in the digestive tract
Chemicals in the AIR can SETTLEon FOOD or DRINKand be SWALLOWED.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PROTECTION [PPE] p59Level D modified clothingis the most common –
TYVEK PANTS, boots, disposable gloves, life jackets and duct tape.
TYVEK pants are typically tied off at the waist.
Boots are duct taped to pants in order to form a seal.
NOTE: More conventional hazmat gear WILL LIKELY NOT BE USED.
RARELY, respirators ranging from an N-95
to a Powered Air Purifying Respirator [PAPR] will be used.[ Wonder who made this decision - NOT to FOLLOW the standard WRITTEN ABOVE,
this manual was written AFTER the DISASTER on April 20, 2010].
S U M M A R Y p101
THE OIL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLEAN UP
CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO HUMAN HEALTH.We are evacuating our home in Foley, AL - before we leave, I am determined to share this truth and close the beaches and have OSHA, EPA and CDC follow their OWN STANDARDS and REQUIRE the BP WORKERS to WEAR HAZMAT GEAR along the Gulf of Mexico. The story has been filmed by independent international crews, local national stations....BUT NO ONE HAS PROVED using their OWN LAWS....that OSHA and EPA and CDC are NOT protecting us....why?