Over 50,000 workers and volunteers participated in the clean-up efforts during the Deep Water Horizons Oil spill. Now the National Institutes of Health is looking into the long-term health effects they may suffer. Findings from the 10-year study could impact health care policy. Dr. Dale Sandler is the Principal Investigator for the GuLF STUDY at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Sandler explained why NIEHS is conducting the study now.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.