Crude Oil Spills and Health

Links to information on “Crude Oil Spills and Health” are now available from the National Library of Medicine at

The links under “Featured Sites” focus on the latest updates about the recent spill and subsequent controlled burning of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. This spill followed the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit oil platform 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta on April 20, 2010.

This page also provides links to information on:

  • Exposure Hazards Related to Oil Spills and Burning Crude Oil
  • Seafood and Fisheries Contamination
  • Response and Recovery
  • Gulf State Agencies Involved in Prevention, Response, and Recovery