Sent: 9/5/2010 10:34:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: URGENT NEWS: What BP doesn’t want us to post! SPREAD AROUND!
Gulf Stream to Bloodstream from Project Gulf Impact
I just wanted to thank you for everything you have been doing on reporting
for the oil spill. Since the Project Gulf Impact team arrived back down
here two weeks ago, we are noticing that things are getting more and more
awful, rather than better, despite the mainstream media spin. There is oil
and dispersant everywhere, people are ill, and most are extremely angry at
BP and the government. We also have some news that I need your help
spreading like wildfire, because this article and video contains information that
BP and the government has been trying to block us from putting out there for
two weeks. WE FINALLY HAVE VERIFIED PROOF THAT THERE ARE TOXIC POISONS IN THE HUMAN BLOODSTREAM FROM THE OIL AND THINGS ARE GETTING WORSE. We would be SO grateful if you would help make sure this information goes absolutely insanely viral. IT IS TOO IMPORTANT NOT TO. We as a nation are on the brink of a near apocalyptic health scenario the likes of which is going to get people who are already riled up beyond furious… we need this story to be on everyones lips, no matter how it gets out there! You are doing such a great job of spreading the truth, and we thank you for this. It is hard when we are running a marothon and not a sprint, but we MUST keep going – millions upon millions of people are depending on us. Something gives me a feeling this will be the news piece that brings the attention back where it should be: the Gulf.
Project Gulf Impact
I have attached the PDF file and here is the text version AND VIDEO LINK:
From The Gulf Stream To The Bloodstream and Why What You’re About To Read Is The Alarm Bell of The Pending Gulf Disaster
By: Matt Smith, Heather Rally, and Gavin Garrison of Project Gulf Impact
When Is Enough, Enough?
For nearly five months, the BP oil disaster has consumed the minds of
millions of people worldwide. In addition to the horrific impacts that the
crude oil and chemical dispersants have daily on the environment and the
economy, a fatal threat has quietly slipped by the public’s proverbial radar.
The harm dealt by this silent enemy is beginning to creep into the lives of
those living and working in the Gulf. The problem has been lurking in the
Gulf since the first days of the BP oil spill and now has the potential
ignite a disaster unlike any this country has ever seen.
Who is this masked bandit? What is this mysterious force that has the
potential to outpace the spill’s catastrophic events thus far? Though it may
sound like a simple answer, (and it is not easy to swallow) the truth is
that this tragedy is silent, and if you live in the Gulf, it is most likely
affecting you right now as you read this. What is it? Your health may be in
extreme jeopardy due to the toxic effects of the dispersant Corexit and
volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from crude oil inundating the air. Through
recent studies conducted under the combined efforts of Michelle Nix of Gulf
Coast Oil Spill Volunteers, Jo Billups and Karen Harvill of Sassafrass, Dr.
Robert Naman, Project Gulf Impact, medical professionals, and the brave
Gulf residents who have agreed to be tested, the toxic health effects of the
poisons in the air and in the sea have been documented for the first time.
The results? This stands to become one of the greatest health tragedies The
United States has ever seen.
If this is such a powerful threat, why has it gone so under reported for
so long? Why is mainstream media ignoring these potentially large-scale
health problems? The scenario’s biggest problem is the scenario itself.
Perpetrated by a corporation, the influx of relief that would ordinarily stream in
after most acts of God has quietly gone elsewhere.
Why is this killer so silent? Why have we not heard much about the
disastrous health effects of this oil and dispersant in the air? Why are
everyday citizens not catching on to what gargantuan health problems are coming in the not-so-distant future, affecting everyone, even the journalists who should be reporting on it? The answer may seem strange, and it is complex,
however the biggest problem facing this mounting horrific scenario is… the
BP oil spill was not a hurricane.
The oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will go down in history as
one of the biggest catastrophes this planet has ever seen. Books are already
being written on how much we didn’t know. The cover up and the lies that
led this country into the health crisis we are about to face will be
documented in years to come. Acts of God, like hurricanes, are fast and furious, the damage is immediate. This, on the other hand, is a slow death.
With a hurricane, we know the death toll, the devastation right away. We
see the bodies, the houses underwater, and the numbers of dollars lost in
real-time as all of the data floods the national spotlight in the aftermath
of the disaster. With disasters like Hurricane Katrina, our heartstrings are
tugged as we witness cities underwater, mothers crying out for their
children, and the newly homeless wandering the streets. We are used to
hurricanes. We have evacuation routes. Whether they function or not, we have plans
in place for disasters like these.
No such plan exists for the victims of an oil spill. Instinctively, we are
aware of floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other “
over the counter” disasters. Most of us have never suffered an oil spill,
much less have any notion of what to do in the event of one. The problem we
are facing now transcends most disasters this nation has suffered in the last
The oil spill, and our ensuing response, has created a darker and deadlier
aftermath that will persist for decades. The difference is between a swift
and lethal blow verses lingering end-stage cancer. Like the first stage
of cancer, which often goes long-undetected, this aftermath is a slow,
deadly creep. We are entering stage one of the Gulf residents’ proverbial “
What BP, Thad Allen, The Federal Government, and The EPA Don’t Want You To Know
The residents of the Gulf of Mexico are entering a crisis whose scope
cannot be calculated. Several symptoms have been reported, from subtle to
severe: skin rashes and infections, upper respiratory burning, congestion and
cough, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and neurological symptoms including
short-term memory loss and coordination problems. These health problems, if
acknowledged at all, are mis-diagnosed, buried, and mis-attributed.
Amidst a vacuum created by the unwillingness of federal, state, and
private sector medical organizations to address the growing health problems,
independent, privately-funded groups like Gulf Coast Oil Spill Volunteers
(GCOSV), Sassafrass, and Project Gulf Impact have taken matters into their own
Patterns are emerging. The same symptoms are being reported across the
four hardest hit states. Michelle Nix of GCOSV discovered the Volatile
Solvents Profile – a blood test that tests for hydrocarbons in the blood. Through
the generous support of Jo Billups and Karen Harvill of Sassafrass, and
the support of Dr. Robert Naman, among others, testing on Gulf residents has
begun. The results are extremely alarming.
Several volatile hydrocarbons found in crude oil have been detected in the
blood of several residents from Orange Beach, AL. Among the hydrocarbons
tested, ethylbenzene, xylene, hexane were detected at abnormally high
levels. The individuals tested were not directly involved in BP’s clean-up
operations, nor had they been exposed to any industrial environment where the
presence of these compounds would be of concern. Due to these circumstances, it can be deduced that residents living near the Gulf of Mexico shoreline are at exposure risk.
Crude oil is composed of several highly toxic compounds, including light
weight hydrocarbons, often referred to as “light-ends,” which can easily
enter the atmosphere and invade the terrestrial environment. These lightweight
hydrocarbons are classified as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), which
can be tested in the blood, urine, breath, and sometimes tissues. The tests
that were performed on several gulf coast residents indicated the presence
of ethyl benzene, xylene, & hexane. While their toxicity is known, specific
data on the dose and physiological responses to the aforementioned
hydrocarbons is generally scarce in the scientific literature. Ethyl benzene is
suspected by the International Agency for Research on Cancer to be a human
carcinogen. Acute, high-exposure symptoms include eye irritation, upper
respiratory irritation, and dizziness. Chronic exposure has resulted in
irreversible inner ear damage and hearing loss, as well as severe kidney damage and cancer.
Xylene is metabolized into methylhippuric acid by the body. Studies on
xylene toxicity have determined a potential relationship between gaseous
exposure and the development of leukemia. The chemical is highly toxic to the
central nervous system and manifests as dizziness, lack of coordination, and
cognitive decline. Chronic exposure is also known to cause kidney failure.
Studies on hexane toxicity are highly limited, but include evidence of
neurological impairment manifest by decreased nerve conduction velocity.
These chemicals have the potential to cause both acute and chronic
symptoms depending upon the dose and time frame of exposure. Thus, while low doses
may not result in immediate and apparent symptoms, the cumulative nature
of these toxins means that disease may still manifest years down the line if
exposure occurs chronically. While many VOC’s are excreted very quickly,
the human body is impacted with every dose, no matter how minuscule. When
the impact of several tiny doses are combined, such as in people who are
experiencing daily low-level exposure, the result can be detrimental. In
addition to the direct impact of these specific VOC’s, many of them can be
metabolized by the body and converted into other structurally distinct compounds,
some of which are known to accumulate causing several different types of
cancer, genetic damage, and birth defects. In essence, the health threat of
chronic low-dose chemical toxicity is highly underestimated. Strict
bio-monitoring and caution is required to prevent the potential unseen slaughter by a silent chemical killer.
These results prove that we are in an extremely dangerous situation, a
bubble that is about to burst wide open. Unless people begin realizing that
the sickness they’ve been feeling for the last few weeks is not a cold, but
that it is chemical exposure, there will be no help. Unless people start
demanding that this oil spill, and every horror that goes along with it is
put immediately back into the national spotlight, there will be no hope for
people to fully understand to dangers and take the necessary precautions.
Unless we all stand up as a people, start communicating, researching,
sharing information, and spreading the truth instead of lies, we will enter a
catastrophe that we are, as a people, nowhere near prepared to handle on a
local or national level. It is time to demand the truth, and demand it now.
The blood test performed on these individuals is called the Volatile
Solvents Profile (_Metametrix.com_ (http://metametrix.com/ ) ). The test can be
obtained and administered by any physician with the ability to perform a
simple blood draw. The test will be shipped to a laboratory for analysis and
returned to your doctor for interpretation and treatment.
Please report symptoms to the Project Gulf Impact health line: (504)
814-0283 or on Facebook at the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Volunteers page.
Project Gulf Impact is currently raising funds to provide further testing
to residents who cannot afford the associated costs.
To provide assistance please donate at_ ProjectGulfImpact.org/donate_
(http://projectgulfimpact.org/donate ) .
To send information or inquire on this effort please email
Visit us online at _www.projectgulfimpact.org_
SEE ALSO: http://theintelhub.com/2010/09/05/from-the-gulf-stream-to-the-bloodstream/