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Oil Spills



The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst spill in U.S. history. It has major environmental and economic effects. It also has the potential to affect human health. Many people have concerns, including

  • Response workers
  • Coastal residents
  • Visitors to the area
  • People who like seafood

On this page you'll find information about those possible effects and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.



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National Institutes of Health





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