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Toxicologist Exposes The Horrific Truth of The Corexit Chemical Dispersant Being Used by BP


Marine biologist and toxicologist Dr. Chris Pincetich is the special projects director of Pacific Ecorisk and an instructor at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Pincetich speaks candidly on the toxicity of the oil dispersant Corexit being used by British Petroleum in the Gulf.

Dr. Pincetich stated in the interview that his doctoral advisor at UC Davis was actually on the advisory panel that assessed the use of the Corexit dispersant. "They use a cost benefit analysis. The cost of cleaning up the shore outweigh the costs of applying dispersants at the sea, therefore they proceed with the dispersants outweighing their negative effects," stated Pincetich.

Corexit is currently being distributed by large carrier planes which spray the entire Gulf Coast including sea, shore and land. "People need to realize that their water, their air, the sand they're walking on, the things they're touching when they wake up in the morning are coated with this stuff," said Pincetich.

A concern for toxicologists and health specialists has been the long-term health effects after repeated exposure to Corexit. Dr. Pincetich concluded that "there are a lot of chemical effects that are not being measured by the standard EPA tests....we are producing an experiment in the Gulf the likes that no one has ever seen, so we are all part of the experiment. How do you feel?"


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