|Doctors may not know enough about chemical|
exposure's health effects, toxicologist says.
Environmental toxicologists have been tracking the health impacts of oil spills for a while now, and the above-mentioned conditions are common among all of them.
The health effects show up in people of all ages, sizes, races who are exposed to the chemicals released during an oil spills.
This July, a peer-reviewed study of oil spill exposure found the same set of symptoms in each location along recent oil spills, according to an article in the Michigan Messenger.
Researchers are also looking at reproductive concerns, since many of the chemicals have been shown to impact fetuses in the first trimester.
Chemical illness is a relatively new field for doctors and most insurance companies have no billing code for it, which makes diagnosis tricky.
The problem with chemical exposure is that low levels can accumulate in the body over the course of continued exposure and lead to health effects down the road.
Source: Michigan Messenger
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