We will compare the health of clean-up workers and others who did not do clean-up work to learn if health problems are more common in workers. We will study other factors that may explain why some people are more likely than others to get sick. We will also learn how stress and job loss from the oil spill affects health, including mental health. The findings from the study may influence long-term public health responses in Gulf communities or responses to other oil spills in the future.
Download the GuLF STUDY invitation letter or brochure.
LA DHH Oil Spill Resources: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/5/n/64
Individual Resources: http://emergency.louisiana.gov/res_individuals.html
DHH - Louisiana Spirit Coastal Recovery Counseling Program
Provides crisis counseling and referrals
Oil Spill Distress Hotline
BP 24 hour hotline at 1-866-448-5816