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2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gluf

Worse Than Hurricane Katrina

08/03/2010

Boats cleaning up after Gulf Oil SpillDr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund (CHF), sits down with NBC Nightly News to discuss findings from a new survey conducted by researchers at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness, in collaboration with CHF and Marist Poll, and how children are showing 'more distress' from oil spill than Katrina.  Video also features Donna Usner of Children's Health Fund's New Orleans program.

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151 Days after the Oil Spill

08/12/2010

Irwin Redlener with Keith Olberman: Health Crisis in The GulfMSNBC, August 12, 2010
Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, CHF sits down with MSNBC's Keith Olberman to discuss the ongoing health crisis in the Gulf.  

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Read the Study "Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"»

After Oil Spill Cap - Crisis Far From Over

MSNBC August 12, 2010

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund (CHF) sits down with MSNBC's Keith Olberman to discuss the ongoing health crisis in the Gulf. Research conducted by Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness, in collaboration with CHF and Marist Poll reveals that, along with the health and economic ramifications of the Oil Spill, the psychological toll — the anxiety of loss, uncertainty and possible displacement — weighs heavily on the children of the Gulf and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future.

About the Study - NBC Nightly News (web video), August 3, 2010 »

Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Children's Health Fund, National Center for Disaster Preparedness Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, Marist Poll, August 3, 2010

Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

08/03/2010

NCDP_Oil-Impact-ReportA new survey conducted by researchers at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness in collaboration with CHF and The Marist Institute for Public Opinion shows the Gulf oil spill has significant and potentially lasting impact on health, mental health and economic stability. Read the study "Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"»

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"Impact on the Oil Spill More Distressing than Katrina"
NBC Nightly News (web video), August 3, 2010

"Survey Finds Broad Anxiety Among Gulf Residents"
The New York Times, August 3, 2010

5 Years After Katrina Desperation Returns to the Gulf

06/30/2010

Children's Health Fund President Dr. Irwin Redlener answers questions on the psychological toll of the oil disaster on children and families in the Gulf.

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High Levels of Anxiety are Found Among Children and Families in the Gulf Region Impacted by Oil Spill Disaster

06/22/2010

Two months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion caused the oil spill now globally acknowledged as the worst environmental disaster in our nation’s history, the residents of the Gulf region immediately impacted are exhibiting dramatically high levels of anxiety, both among adults and children, about the future health and well-being of the region.  Read the press release»

"Gulf Coast Kids Devastated by Oil Spill"
CBS News, June 21, 2010
"The Oil Spill's Psychological Toll"

Time (blog), June 22, 2010
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