The Daily Mail reports of Chemicals released after Ohio Derailment

The plume of smoke is seen above East Palestine following the February 3 train crash

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • The chemicals released in East Palestine revealed: From a WWI choking agent to known carcinogens, looks at the substances and their known health risks after toxic train crash
  • Assessment contradicted an early conclusion made by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that said it was safe — despite dozens of substances being released into the area, either by the derailment itself or a by-product of the combustion of the chemicals.
  • Independent testing done by Texas A&M and Carnegie Mellon University published last week found that the air in East Palestine contains ‘higher than normal’ concentrations of nine potentially harmful chemicals.
  • These were: acrolein, benzene, vinyl chloride, butadiene, naphthalene, o-Xylene, trichloroethylene, trichloroethane and p-Xylene.
    • Acrolein — a gas that can cause excess fluid in the lungs
    • Benzene — a deadly industrial chemical…Can cause symptoms including drowsiness, dizziness, increased or irregular heartbeat, headaches, confusion, unconsciousness and even death at very high levels.
    • Butadiene — a gas that can lead to vertigo… Exposure to higher concentrations can damage the central nervous system and lead to blurred vision, vertigo, tiredness, decreased blood pressure, headache, nausea, decreased pulse rate, and fainting.
    • Naphthalene — a gas that can cause organ damage… According to the EPA, short-term exposure to naphthalene via inhalation, ingestion or skin contact is linked to brain and liver damage.
    • o-Xylene and p-Xylene — gases that can lead to dizziness… As exposure levels increase, symptoms can include irritability, slower reaction times, giddiness, confusion, slurred speech and ringing in the ears.  Information on the longer-term impacts of xylene exposure specifically is limited, but potential symptoms include depression, insomnia, tremors and impaired short-term memory functioning.
    • Trichloroethylene and trichloroethane — liquids that could cause cancer

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