Monitor Your Health, Toxicologist Says

The train derailment that occurred in East Palestine, Ohio resulted in the release of toxic chemicals such as vinyl chloride that has been linked to liver cancer. While the breadth of the environmental and health concerns is still unknown, one toxicologist interviewed urged individuals living near the site to document their health and monitor for changes. In doing so, she states an important principle for anyone who has been exposed to toxic chemicals to follow. To protect your health, see a medical professional and document any changes you notice after a toxic exposure.