Even though nobody saw this coming, it's true. BP's oil dispersants are toxic, and they're making people sick. The poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) released by the toxic chemical combinations sprayed all over the gulf are carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic.
And people are getting very, very sick.
In fact it turns out that the chemical dispersants BP used to hide the spill actually combine with oil to produce even more toxic and dangerous compounds. But of course according to BP that is just baseless fear-mongering, and I suppose the people becoming severely ill are just faking it to extort money from the abused and innocent billionaires.
What are they faking to get money out of the unfairly vilified BP? Oh, just minor things:
"I started to vomit brown, and my pee was brown also," Matsler, a Vietnam veteran who lives in Dauphin Island, said. "I kept that up all day. Then I had a night of sweating and non-stop diarrhea unlike anything I’ve ever experienced."
Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi, has been taking walks on Long Beach nearly every day since the disaster began on April 20, and she is dealing with constant health issues.
"I've had health problems since the middle of July," she said. "At the end of August, I came home from walking on the beach and for four days had bloody, mucus-filled diarrhea, dry heaves, and blood running out of my ear."
"What I'm seeing are toxified people who have been chemically poisoned," she said, "They have sore throats, respiratory problems, neurological problems, lesions, sores, and ulcers. These people have been poisoned and they are dying. Drugs aren’t going to help these people. They need to be detoxed."
Those are the ones kids are picking up and playing with and breathing the fumes that come off them when you crush them in your hand. These will affect anyone who comes into contact with it. You could have an open wound and this goes straight in. Women have a lot more open mucus membranes and they are getting sicker than men. They are bleeding from their vagina and anus. Small kids are bleeding from their ears. This stuff is busting red blood cells."
The list goes on, in somewhat graphic detail. But hey, at least BP is sorry. That makes everything better.