Summertime Beach Tips

From AP

Children are more sensitive to pollution than adults, and parents should watch for rashes on their skin or dark sticky spots that are hard to wash off, the CDC says.

Long-lasting skin contact with crude oil can cause skin to redden, swell and burn. The problem can get worse if the skin is exposed to the sun.

Oil on bare skin should be washed off as soon as possible. Call the local poison control center if a rash or other problem develops, health officials advise.

Soap and water, baby oil or petroleum jelly are the best way to remove it. Avoid using kerosene or gasoline. If you get oil in your eyes, rinse them with water for 15 minutes, the CDC says.

Swallowing small amounts of oil – less than a coffee cup – can cause vomiting and diarrhea, but is not likely to have long-lasting effects, government doctors say.

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    • Edger on June 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    So everything’s ok and it’s not really a problem! Cool.

  1. fvck you BP.

    I leave for Orlando / Daytona Beach in 20 days.

  2. http://www.visitflorida.com/

    front page link

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Update

    There have been confirmed tar ball sightings in widely scattered areas east of Pensacola. Additional impacts are expected in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties within the next 72 hours. At this time, there are no beach closures and Florida’s state waters remain open to recreational fishing.

    On June 5 and 6, both residents and nonresidents of Florida may fish for saltwater species around the state without a license. Go to http://www.MyFWC.com/Fishing for more information.

    Nothing like a last minute blue light special.  

  3. a coffee cup of crude?  Gee, I don’t know about that.  Is Brownie back in charge?

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