According to a report, there are discrepancies in the data, which is being collected on the health of the 34,000 workers who are working in the Gulf of Mexico, where the oil spill had taken place.
People are worried that BP Plc will not make the problems public if they occur.
Dean of the Emory University’s school of nursing in Atlanta, Linda McCauley reveals that the situation is very frightening as the clean- up workers have been employed by those people who are responsible for the crisis and not the administration. She further said that if the Government had hired the workers, then it would have insured transparency.
Today, she headed the panel on the health impacts of the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico, at the U.S. Institute of Medicine.
Some panelists, who had been interviewed before the meeting had taken place, revealed that the U.S administration needed to give financial aid over the years for the monitoring of the workers. They further said that it should be done in order to gauge the risk of exposures to poisonous chemicals.
Other people compared the situation to Sept. 11, 2001 attack on World Trade Centre, when the Government was unable to anticipate the health outcome, which left many people with long standing diseases.