According to the CDC, seven members of the 15-person Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry team became ill while in the Ohio town of East Palestine.
Members of a federal team tasked with assessing potential health impacts of the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment experienced brief illnesses in early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed in a statement Friday.
Seven members of the 15-person Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry team in the Ohio town “reported symptoms, including sore throat, headache, coughing and nausea,” per the CDC. The team, dispatched to conduct an Assessment of Chemical Exposure following the Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals, had arrived in mid-February.
During EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s visit to East Palestine, he admitted that kids should be nowhere near the East Palestine water.
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