|NAME||Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Dissecting the Post-spill Impact|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
|LEVEL OF TRAINING||Aware|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION|| |
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and residual oil continues to require follow-up by public health professionals. Conflicting reports from various scientific groups and governmental agencies contribute to a lingering concern about the effects of the oil. For instance, the Food and Drug Administration and state health agencies have conducted extensive monitoring, however, many consumers are still uncertain about the safety of Gulf seafood. Fear from possible long-term effects of the oil spill and the economic impact on fishermen and the tourist industry continues to impact the Gulf Coast increasing stress and contributing to mental health issues.