- Health Problems
- NOAA contends that Gulf beaches and surrounding areas can be safely occupied for recreation and work. To anesthetize any concern about safety on the Gulf Coast, President Barack Obama and his family swam in the water and ate the seafood sourced from the Gulf while vacationing in Panama City, Florida, last fall.
- While the Gulf water may be safe now, some people believe that they are suffering from medical problems associated with the oil spill.
- â€śPeople along the coast are still having health problems due to the oil spill, including respiratory, dermatological, and digestive health problems,â€ť said Stephen Bradberry, Executive Director of the Alliance Instituteâ€™s Gulf Coast Fund Adviser in the NAACP report. â€śThe Gulf Coast Claims Facility is not accepting health claims, so people who have gotten sick and are now unable to work donâ€™t have the money to pay their medical bills.â€ť
One Year Later, Gulf Oil Spill Continues to Impede Gulf Progress
Consequences of the disaster affect jobs, health, and economic recourse