Thursday, August 29, 2013
FLORIDA'S SEAFOOD SAFETY: The State of Florida EPA, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and other Elected officials, Seafood Safety Experts and The People of the State of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, HBO, the BBC and the Press
From: Trisha Springstead <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 5:49 PM
Subject: Fwd: Florida's seafood safety Amended Version Final
To: The State of Florida EPA, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and other Elected officials, Seafood Safety Experts and The People of the State of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, HBO, the BBC and the Press
To Whom it May Concern:
In light of a Committee that was put together for independent testing, I am going to have to officially disagree with your stance on the Safety of the Gulf and the Seafood. Did the State of Florida really believe that they were going to receive the truth after BP funded all of the Studies including the National Institute of Health? It is unfortunate that the NIH study is going to take 10 years because we do not have 10 years. Corexit does not correct anything, it is an Orwellian term that has a number of politicians very deluded.
Unfortunately Corexit combined with Oil has some very dangerous effects as you will see by the attached report.
BP has paid 600 million in Advertising to Lie to the American public and to you.
NOAA used the incorrect equipment when sampling and the people do not trust the State of Florida, to look at the fishing problem and the health of the People of the Gulf.
I have supplied the information, in the link below:
You may also wish to read the most current articles from Dr Wilma Subra, Dr Riki Ott, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the Earth Organization and the the brave scientists who took the time to really test the waters appropriately.
We went over the NOAA research and it was skewed, unfortunately they used the wrong products to put sampling into and did not use the correct equipment.
You may also wish to contact University of Florida and read their latest report on the Oil in Sediment in Tampa Bay, per the Tampa Bay Times and the article by Craig Pittman:
I have samples from Franklin County and Eastpoint. Until the State of Florida admits there is a problem, we will continue with independent research. The health of the people are at stake and so is tourism. It also appears that our Governor is not doing his job adequately. I am one of thousands of people in Florida who are against Big Oil; we have solutions for clean up and there are alternative fuels that can be instituted very easily. Our Governor Rick Scott has not been enforcing EPA standards and has a history of not being environmentally friendly.
It appears that the study you cited was incorrect here is the correct link:
.060 PPM is the baseline.
I am including the following link: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
ToxProfiles/tp123.pdf This document, entitled Toxicological Profile for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) is the only, definitive, peer-reviewed study we have been able to find, after over 200 hours of search during the past 4 months, which firmly establishes the threshold levels of components of crude oil that adversely affect human health. VOC's adverse threshold level to human health is clearly determined in this 1999 EPA report. The report unambiguously states that the adverse threshold for PAH’s to human health through ingestion is 0.06 ppm (mg/kg) and for benzene (betx) is .01 ppm (mg/kg).
It also appears that the Gulf of Mexico was Recklessly reopened to fishing and all of the links are on this blog:
Attached is a health study and Sorensens paper on the Effects of 2 Butoxyethanol which was sprayed all over the Gulf in the aftermath of the worlds largest oil Spill on Record.
In Florida alone I have had hundreds reporting to me on illnesses just by getting in the water, Vibrio Cholera and Flesh Eating Bacteria are becoming pervasive as well as other signs and symptoms. If this is not addressed it is going to bankrupt our system and hospitals should be put on alert as to what to look for.
I do not want to argue, I just want you to please wake up and realize that the Seafood is not safe and that we must work together on this issue. I am working with other independent scientists. After you receive this email, I am asking that you schedule a face to face meeting here in Florida with the People and Myself.
On a separate note Now the Government officials want to frack Naples, same toxicity and same poor outcome.
I do have 2 attorneys working with me on this critical situation. I do not intend to sue anyone, nor have I filed any claims against BP.
Lastly, the people that I work with want solutions and we can provide solutions but only if you admit that there is a problem, which there is. My Colleagues Nurses, Doctors, Scientists, Fishermen and People who are impacted by this Oil Spill, here in Florida need to have a face to face meeting with our elected officials because I can tell you we are beginning to feel as if many of our elected officials are neglecting the people and not looking at the Human Component, nor do we feel compassion from the EPA, the State of Florida and our elected officials in regards to the People of the Gulf.
Unfortunately, all the meetings and my talk before the Pensacola task force yielded very little but a Cursory "Thank You." and be on your way. This is not the attitude that I would think our government would appreciate from the people nor do we the people appreciate this attitude from our officials.
Attached are a jpg, President Obama's statement (which we have not held him to) The final packet that went to DC on Oil Spill Related Illnesses and Symptoms of Oil Spill Related Illnesses.
Unfortunately it took an Independent Panel of Scientists to prove that the First Gulf War Syndrome was real and caused by Chemicals much the same as people are being subjected to in the Gulf. We pray it will not have to require and independent panel of Scientists to prove that harm has been done to our people and our precious Gulf of Mexico.
You will see that some fine people contributed to this and it really is time that we begin using the correct procedures for sampling our water and not only our seafood.
Patricia Springstead RN
Crystal River, Florida