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CNN News Reports – 162 Cases of Illness Linked to Oil Spill Reported in Louisiana

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

On June 28, 2010, CNN reported that 162 cases of illness have been reported in Louisiana, linked to exposure to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Louisiana state health department, released a report, which stated of those cases, 128 involved workers on oil rigs or individuals involved in the oil spill cleanup efforts.

The most common reported symptoms included throat irritation, shortness of breath, cough, eye irritation, nausea and headaches, according to the department’s oil spill surveillance report.

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine said in a letter to BP’s COO, “There exists anger, anxiety and uncertainty among the families and communities affected by the spill, which will easily manifest into addiction and various forms of mental health crisis if not confronted.”

If you or a loved one has been affected by the oil spill, call Cellino & Barnes now at 800-249-7320 or use our CLAIM FORM online.

Read more at CNN.com