Toxic Chemical Detected in Charleston Elementary School
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
Chicora Elementary in North Charleston, South Carolina has been identified as one of the schools being tested due to recent findings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the preliminary findings, air surrounding the school may contain high levels of a toxic and potentially dangerous chemical. The chemical, acrolein, was used in World War I in weaponized form, but has recently been found in high levels in air surrounding several schools, including Charleston's Chicora Elementary. The chemical in its' elevated form can exacerbate asthma symptoms and cause eye and throat irritation. The EPA’s study is part of an ongoing investigation to determine whether elevated levels of acrolein pose an immediate danger to students. Read the Full Story.
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