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Everyone in house has been sick since the Magnablend fire with sore throats, sinus infections, tightness in chest, cough, and my mother has been getting rashes all over her body that come and go.
Reporting cold-like symptoms three times in four weeks and blurred vision.
I live in University Garden Apts. It randomly stinks over here still. Everyone in my home has sore throats, horrible headaches, random rashes on my kiddos faces and back, and bloody noses. NO, it isn't just a modern weather changing cold per their DR! We just had to put my son's pet rat down because of severe seizures and nosebleeds that only started after the fire. This is serious and not enough Waxahachians seem to be keeping up with what is going on in the air. The EPA states that everything is ok and the community brushes it off as "just a smell" WRONG! Everything is NOT OK!
I have been having real bad headaches since the fire and the smell is so bad where I live. We are only about three blocks from where the fire was and when I open my windows to get fresh air or go outside, the smell is so bad. I am disabled and I wonder about my own health because I am a diabetic and have other health issues.
Six year old has had the worst asthma and allergy problems since the fire. Today after the wind picked up, the smell would knock you out and make you sick. Dr. told me there have been alot of kiddos with allergy and asthma issues and that whatever they are claiming is in the air has been heightened since the fire. She is on four different meds to help her and she is using an inhaler and breathing treatments as needed. This is a very active child it takes a Mack truck to run her down.
Reported increased fatigue and headaches.
The Waxahachie Daily Light published a letter to the editor from David Williams on October 24, 2011.
Williams reported that him and his neighbors on Grand Ave are suffering flu-like symptoms and that the stench of chemical smells are so bad that it is difficult to breath.
Bio-Hazard Incident Investigated
The Hill County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Allied Waste Services on Farm Road 66 east of Itasca to investigate a possible bio-hazard incident Wednesday morning, October 19.
According to reports, two employees of the business complained of respiratory problems after inhaling toxic fumes.
Initial reports indicated that the employee complaints began after contaminated water from the Magnablend facility chemical fire in Waxahachie was brought to the facility for disposal.
The victims were treated at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro for symptoms of chest tightness and light headedness.
According to a spokesperson for the Itasca Volunteer Fire Department, an engineer was brought to the facility to conduct testing.
The disposal facility was voluntarily shut down Wednesday and re-opened Thursday, October 20.
Copyright © The Reporter: http://hillsbororeporter.com/biohazard-incident-investigated-p14122-54.htm
From the Waxahachie Daily Light on October 19, 2011.
"Lawndale Drive resident Kathleen Hopgood and Vanderbilt Lane resident Bryan Thomas both were concerned about the possible health risks for residents living in that area and possible long-term contamination of soil and waterways. Thomas told the council that since the fire, he has been diagnosed at the hospital with bronchitis."