Nevertheless, scientists want to participate in the study of 27,000 people who helped clean up the oil. There were reports that 300 Louisiana workers who helped clean up the spill sought medical attention in the months after the spill. Symptoms included nausea and headaches, which are commonly associated with the exposure of hydrocarbons released by oil.
Hopefully, this will all be a thing of the past in the nearby future, but until then...I'm not going to the Gulf anytime soon, unless it's environment related.
"Scientists to Study Health Effects of BP Oil Spill" by: Patrick Corcoran