Why are the workers getting sick cleaning up the oil spill?



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    There are a couple of reasons why the workers are getting sick.  They are complaining of nausea, dizziness, and headaches which point towards some type of irritant.  One cause from the oil itself which may contain compounds that work as an irritant.  The other and more likely cause is from planes spraying dispersant over the areas that there are workers in.  The dispersants are very useful when it comes to cleaning up the oil, but while the workers are trained and given protective gear, many don’t use them properly and these irritants are causing illnesses among the workers.

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