Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Toxic environments

"Four teachers at a Scottish school built on a toxic landfill site have developed the same rare form of cancer."

"All the staff members were diagnosed with bladder cancer."

"Three of them worked in the same corridor at Buchanan High School in Coatbridge, where pupils and staff were told not to drink the tap water after it turned blue."

"Meanwhile, a mother is demanding to know whether her autistic son’s sudden blindness is linked to contamination at the site of the Lanarkshire school after he was found to have high levels of arsenic..."

"North Lanarkshire Council said: `The safety of pupils and staff is the council’s primary concern. While it is regrettable that any pupil or member of staff suffers from a serious illness, there is no credible evidence to suggest that any such illness has been caused by environmental factors associated with the school site or copper previously being present in the drinking water supply`."

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