Self‐Reported Health and Economic Impact Survey
An Analysis of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster in Four Coastal Louisiana Parishes
In this report, we discuss the self-reported impacts on health, collected through 954 surveys conducted in seven coastal Louisiana oil spill‐affected communities. The basis of this report is an analysis of the first on‐the‐ground data collected post‐spill in Louisiana communities. The study served a twofold function to gain insight into the extent of the health impacts associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster and to be used as a pilot, or first attempt, for survey methods associated with health impact surveillance within communities affected by environmental toxics from the oil spill.