Potential immunotoxicological health effects following exposure to COREXIT 9500A during cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

@article{Anderson2011PotentialIH,
  title={Potential immunotoxicological health effects following exposure to COREXIT 9500A during cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.},
  author={Stacey E. Anderson and Jennifer L Franko and Ewa Lukomska and Barbara Jean Meade},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A},
  year={2011},
  volume={74 21},
  pages={1419-30}
}
Workers involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup efforts reported acute pulmonary and dermatological adverse health effects. These studies were undertaken to assess the immunotoxicity of COREXIT 9500A, the primary dispersant used in cleanup efforts, as a potential causative agent. COREXIT 9500A and one of its active ingredients, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS), were evaluated using murine models for hypersensitivity and immune suppression, including the local lymph node assay… CONTINUE READING