Toxic Spill

Over the past decade, hazardous materials have spilled or leaked from various forms of transportation in the US, with more than 10,000 incidents reported in federal records. In 2022, rail operators alone reported 337 spills. In 2023, a train derailment in eastern Ohio caused contamination of the air, soil, and water, sparking health concerns for local residents.

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Nitric Acid Spill and Fire Tucson, Tucson, AZ, USA

1 year ago reported by user-xfhx1973

Truck crashed carrying nitric acid that leaked for hours into the air in Tucson. The day was very windy but people were advised to shelter inside and turn off heat and air conditioning. I live approximately 5 miles north and east of the spill but in direct … See More
path of wind that day and given this happened in the flat desert could see the particulate in the air. National and local news outlets such as are reporting on status now and are only hinting at potential health affects possible for those in immediate radius (approximately 1 mile) but what about impacts to water and environment especially given there are reservoirs in a 5 mile radius.
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#toxicspill #tucson #arizona #us #ro-tel

On February 3rd, over 50 train cars derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, causing a fire that spanned the length of the derailed cars. Over a dozen cars carried vinyl chloride, a carcinogenic chemical, which caused officials to evacuate residents within a one-mile radius of the derailment.

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following Monday, a mandatory evacuation was implemented as the threat of an explosion rose, which caused crews to release toxic chemicals from five derailed tanker cars to prevent an explosion.

The most concerning chemical being carried by the derailed train was vinyl chloride, which is used to make PVC, a hard resin used in plastic products. Local business owners and residents are suing Norfolk Southern for medical screenings for residents within a 30-mile radius of the derailment.

What are the possible health impacts?
Vinyl chloride can break down into hydrogen chloride and phosgene when burned, which can cause symptoms such as eye and throat irritation and difficulty breathing. Breathing high levels of vinyl chloride can cause dizziness, sleepiness, passing out, or death.

Exposure to high levels of vinyl chloride usually affects industrial workers, who are exposed to the chemical for a long period of time, and it has been associated with a rare form of liver cancer called hepatic angiosarcoma.

Burning of any material can create particle pollution, which can be harmful to health and has been linked to lung and throat irritation, breathing difficulties, lung cancer, and problems with babies at birth.

If you are experiencing health issues or observing environmental issues, or are affected in any way after this incident, it is important to report it. It can help to detect and determine the real scale of this situation and warn others. If the symptoms are severe or persistent, please seek medical attention.
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#toxicspill #publicsafety #us

Recent Interesting Reports

Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. is voluntarily recalling 40 lots of Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 80% and Aruba Aloe Alcoholada Gel to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain alcohol denatured with methanol. Products were distributed between 5/1/2021 and 10/27/2023 and sold in … See More
the US online only via the Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. website. To date, Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. has not received any reports of adverse events related to these products.

Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer Gel is used as a sanitizer to help reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease and is packaged in 12 fl oz (355 mL) dark green plastic bottles with white label reading in part “ARUBA ALOE Hand Sanitizer GEL 80% Alcohol Made in Aruba World’s Finest Aloe”, with barcode 0 82252 03300 5.

Aruba Aloe Alcoholada Gel is used for temporary relief of pain and itching associated with minor burns, sunburn, insect bites, or minor skin irritations and is packaged in two sizes: 2.2 fl oz (65 mL) plastic bottles with barcode 0 82252 34030 1 and 8.5 fl oz (251 mL) plastic bottles with barcode 0 82252 03120 9. The plastic bottles are transparent with a label reading in part “Alcoholada Gel Pain Relieving Gel 0.5% Lidocaine Hydrochloride”.

The affected Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer GEL product lots (filled in 12, 2.2, and 8.5 fl. oz bottles bottles) can be viewed in the link below.

Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. has notified all customers that bought these products by email and has offered a discount coupon for a next purchase. Consumers that have products which are being recalled should stop using and discard the product.

Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache blurred vision, coma, seizures, permanent blindness, permanent damage to the central nervous system, or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute are most at risk for methanol poisoning.

In case you experience harm from this product, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve issues and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Company name: Aruba Aloe Balm N.V.
Brand name: Aruba Aloe
Product recalled: Hand Sanitizer Gel and Alcoholada Gel
Reason of the recall: Product contains methanol
FDA Recall date: April 05, 2024

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I got a package from Parco, 2800 n franklin road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46219. I did not order anything. I scanned my bank statements and couldn't find anything out of line. It was a cheap chemical smelly neck pillow. It looked like the package had been opened and … See More
taped up a couple times. The pillow itself was inside an expensive resuable vacuum bag instead of typical onetime use super thin plastic sleeve.
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#unorderedpackage #delivery #spokane #washington #us

Co. Name. KetoGenesis Keto+Acv P.O.Box 81827 Las Vegas NV 89810-1827. DID LOOK AT THIS PRODUCT FOR ABOUT $ 40.00. BUT DECIDED NOT 2 ordered. Was going to pay for shipping. Took get same thing on Amazon. 5 bottles 4 $80.00. They did charge my credit card $198.78 .I'm still trying 2 get my refund.

#unauthorizedcreditcardcharge #onlineshopping #scam #delivery #onlinescam #lasvegas #nevada #us


Scam, Decatur, GA, USA

2 weeks ago reported by user-pdrmp966

The product received from Heathers Mitty does not appear to. Be the protective vest I ordered..
The product that was Advertised as a protective vest… not that….this thing will not survive a Gun or knife attack… instructions, invoice, or notice in pack, a wasted $39 dollar it … See More
appears….I learned a lesson
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#onlineshopping #scam #onlinescam #delivery #decatur #georgia #us

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