Friday, January 28, 2011

Chairman of Surfrider chapter in NW Florida “tested positive last month for large quantities of volatile solvents in his blood”

[T]he Emerald Coast Surfrider Foundation… will expand its sampling to include sand testing and blood tests for at-risk workers who are worried about possible exposure to harmful toxins after working to clean and protect the community during the oil spill. …

The issue is personal for [Mike Sturdivant, chairman for the foundation]. He said he tested positive last month for large quantities of volatile solvents in his blood stream. …

Sturdivant said results for samples taken Sept. 16, 2010, were positive for Propylene glycol at 30.6mg/L [an ingredient in the dispersant Corexit 9500 used by BP]. …

Samples taken by BP-contractor CTEH in October found contamination that surprised and worried the Surfriders. “The Seagrove Beach location in Walton County was unexpected.” Sturdivant wrote in a December Web site posting.

SEE THIS AT FLORIDA OIL SPILL LAW:
http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/chairman-surfrider-chapter-nw-florida-tested-positive-last-month-large-quantities-volatile-solvents-blood

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