Oil Spill Do's and Don'ts for the Florida Keys

Fact Sheet
June 30, 2010

Protecting Yourself and Your Family from the Health Impacts of the Oil Spill

All across the Gulf of Mexico, a catastrophic event is unfolding. Oil from the failed Deepwater Horizon rig is spreading throughout the ocean and washing up against Florida’s valuable shorelines. The Keys are particularly vulnerable because of the islands’ exposure to the sea and the sensitive shoreline and reefs. This fact sheet is designed to give individuals information on what they can do -- and what they should not do -- to help respond to this disaster.