East Palestine Residents May Face Long-Term Health Concerns From Chemical Exposure

Researchers from Texas A&M University and Carnegie Mellon University claimed East Palestine, Ohio, residents may face long-term health risks from exposure to harmful chemicals in the train derailment. Nine out of the fifty chemicals tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have higher concentrations in the area, with one chemical described as being “highly toxic” when inhaled.

From The Daily Wire:

The findings come after the EPA said that “test results from the village’s municipal well sampling showed no water quality concerns,” while Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH) announced that tests conducted by the Ohio EPA revealed “no detection of contaminants in raw water from the five wells that feed into East Palestine’s municipal water system.” Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA) likewise remarked in a recent interview that tests of municipal water supplies and wells have not shown any “concerning readings” of hazardous chemicals.