Recent tests “using HUMAN cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage” says university director
November 25th, 2010
USM Whale Researchers Find Little Oil in Gulf of Mexico, Maine Public Radio, November 23, 2010:
“We’re more concerned about the dispersant and the dispersant mixed with oil–the dispersed oil, if you will–than we are about the crude oil itself.”
Tests conducted in recent months by[University of Southern Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health director John] Wise’s lab, using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.