Prior to the BP spill, a few of the surveyed individuals reported having high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and asthma. The individuals that filled out the health survey were evaluated as to the number and types of health symptoms experienced since the BP Spill. The cleanup workers reported up to 29 health symptoms since the time of the BP spill. The individuals surveyed that were not clean up workers, but were also exposed to the crude oil and dispersants, reported up to 28 health symptoms since the BP Spill.
The health symptoms listed by the individuals surveyed, in response to a request to describe the health symptoms experienced since the BP Spill on April 20, 2010, consisted of headaches, fatigue and loss of memory as the most prevalent. The second set of most prevalent symptoms consisted of nausea, dizziness, difficulty breathing, chest pains, and skin irritation, lesions and boils. The third set of most prevalent symptoms consisted of vomiting, coughing, numbness in fingers and toes, ear ache, and abdominal pain.
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