A health study for oil spill clean-up workers and volunteers

Gulf Long-Term Follow-Up Study for Oil Spill Clean-Up

Workers and Volunteers

The Gulf Long-Term Follow-Up Study (GuLF STUDY) was developed to learn about possible health effects of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is sponsoring this study. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is leading this research.

NIH Launches Largest Oil Spill Health Study

Community Supporter Program

Community Supporters will receive the same information as Ambassadors via email updates and will not be asked to endorse the study in an official capacity. We ask that Community Supporters point people in the direction of the GuLF STUDY website and provide them with accurate information about the study, when the opportunity arises.

Ambassador Program

The GuLF STUDY Ambassador Program seeks to enlist community leaders from across the Gulf region to serve as Ambassadors who volunteer to inform the public about the importance of the GuLF STUDY and why the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is taking a closer look at the health of cleanup workers and volunteers.


What is Oil Pollution?

What is Oil Pollution?

Oil pollution or Oil spill is referred to any spill of crude oil or other distilled oil products that pollutes the surface of the air, land and water environments. The spill or pollution may vary according to loads of oil from few gallons of oil up to million tonnes...

What Are The Causes Of Oil Pollution

What Are The Causes Of Oil Pollution

Pollution is one word which we hear every single day. First, it was something we had to be aware, but now it had become so common that we do not even care about it. Human population is an ever-increasing scenario, and there is no stop to it. With the increase in...

Who is eligible for the study?

You are at least 21 years old.

You did oil spill cleanup work for at least 1 day.

You were not directly involved in oil spill clean-up but you supported the clean-up effort in some way or completed some oil spill worker training.

Scientific Advisory Board

A GuLF STUDY Scientific Advisory Board has been formed as a subcommittee of the NIEHS Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The Board will advise the BSC, the NIEHS Scientific and Institute Directors, and the study team on issues related to study implementation and the evaluation and dissemination of study findings.

Community Advisory Group

A Community Advisory Group has been formed to provide advice on recruitment, study implementation, retention, and outreach efforts. The group consists of leaders from organizations that represent worker and various occupational groups.

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