Reduced Lung Function in Oil Spill Responders
DLH researchers John McGrath, W. Braxton Jackson II, and Matthew Curry were among the authors of an oral presentation at the 2019 Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. While individuals who participated in the oil spill response and cleanup efforts following the Deepwater Horizon disaster had reduced lung function 1–3 years later, this study looked at whether reduced lung function has persisted, using data from the Gulf Long-Term Follow-up Study to examine lung function 4–6 years later. Other authors of the presentation included researcher from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Stewart Exposure Assessments, and Exposure Assessment Applications.
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