Secret Ingredients in Corexit Oil Dispersant Are Carcinogenic and Absorbed Through Skin
BY ARIEL SCHWARTZ
Some of the worst fears about the dispersant BP is using in the Gulf Spill appear to be justified.
When the EPA approved Nalco’s Corexit to be used as an oil dispersant in the Deepwater Horizon disaster last month, we were more than a little concerned–trade secrets kept the exact ingredients of the product from being revealed, but safety sheets reported that Corexit could cause vomiting, reproductive problems, and headaches.
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