In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig malfunctioned in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in months of clean up and continuing questions about the health of Gulf coast residents and the seafood and tourism industries in the area. In July of last year I compiled information about the potential symptoms and illnesses Gulf coast residents and volunteer aid workers should be on the lookout for. Read more about the health risks of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
I have a PhD in Experimental Pathology and taught graduate school courses while completing my degree. I now edit scientific manuscripts, dissertations, literature reviews, and grants. I am also a freelance writer and blogger.