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Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY)

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June 2010 – In June 2010 the NIH director asked NIEHS to lead a study on the health of the workers and volunteers most directly involved in responding to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. That same month NIEHS initiated the Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY), the largest study ever conducted on the potential health effects associated with an oil spill.

Tags: Notable NIEHS programs, toxicity


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