Broader psychological impact of 2010 BP oil spill

A research undertaken by the University of Maryland shows that, “The people in Florida, where oil had not reached shore, showed similar elevated levels of anxiety and depression as those living in Alabama who had direct oil exposure. Both groups had similar high levels of worry about the impact of the spill on the environment, health and seafood safety.”

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Source:
University of Maryland Medical Center
Swati Patel, Vertices Intern

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