The Rising, Connecting Human Health and Oil Operations
What happens to people exposed to extreme oil operations?
“Manning, with his Emmy and Academy Award winning team, have been covering the personal stories of Gulf Coast residents and spill workers exposed to oil-chemical toxins following the BP Oil Spill for the making of The Rising film and campaign [http://www.therisingfilm.tv/]. What they have learned over the course of six years working with toxicologists, biologists, medical professionals and community members, leaves them extremely concerned that oil spill responders presently working on the Shell spill as well as those who will be called in as the clean-up process picks up, are at tremendous health risk. These workers have the right to be educated on the true short and long-term health effects of exposure to oil-chemical combinations and must be provided with proper protective gear immediately.”