The NIEHS is leading the GuLF STUDY – a health study for oil spill workers and volunteers following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
The GuLF STUDY is a health study specifically for people who helped clean up the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.
- The GuLF STUDY will also include some people who took the worker safety training, but did not get to do cleanup work.
- The GuLF STUDY will help us learn if oil spills and exposure to crude oil and dispersants affect our physical and mental health.
- Over time, the GuLF STUDY will generate some important data that may help provide information on policy decisions on healthcare and health services in the region.
- The GuLF STUDY is the largest study ever conducted on possible short- and long-term health effects of oil spills.
- The GuLF STUDY will be run by scientists at the world’s top medical research organization, the National Institutes of Health.
Join the Study
Dale P. Sandler, Ph.D. (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/epi/chronic/index.cfm)
Principal Investigator and Chief, Epidemiology Branch
Tel (919) 541-4668
Fax (919) 541-2511