For episode 3, Riki Ott hosts those who have dedicated years to documenting the human health impacts of the BP oil spill. This weeks’s guests include:
Lesley Pacey, a Mobile Register reporter whose daughter Sarah was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at age 4 in 2004. Since Sarah’s diagnosis, Pacey founded and directs the Eastern Shore Community Health Partners. She has maintained a database and maps of rare cancers and neurological diseases on the Eastern Shore (of Mobile Bay), Alabama and will share her findings. Lesley also helps connect families of children with cancer and works directly with oil spill survivors as Client Coordinator of a law firm. Dr. Stephanie Carter, MD, who currently practices internal medicine and environmental medicine at the Environmental Health Center of Dallas with fifteen years of experience. Her predecessor, world renown
Dr. William Rea, successfully treated Exxon Valdez oil spill workers and people exposed to the BP oil spill. She will explain treatment methods used for oil-chemical illnesses. Throughout the 10th anniversary month of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are hosting a series of live interviews to raise awareness about the ongoing suffering and chronic illnesses of those who lived and worked near the disaster. Studies now show that chemicals used by the government to “clean up” the spill form a toxic cocktail when combined with oil — a mixture far more dangerous than the oil itself.