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us_ut: Several Camp Williams employees treated for
possible chemical exposure
-- Eleven people were taken to the hospital Thursday after being exposed
to a potentially hazardous chemical at a Camp Williams building. The
cause was determined to come from a leak in the building's heating
Unified Fire Authority Capt. Clint Smith says crews
responded to a call around 9:30 a.m. after the workers complained of
burning throats, headaches, runny noses and watery eyes. The victims,
both civilian and military personnel, were taken to Riverton Hospital in
private vehicles for decontamination and observation.
hospital has been open about a year and is the closest to Camp Williams.
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dom_rep: DR study finds miners ill from chemical, not
food - BusinessWeek
340 miners hospitalized last week were exposed to a toxic chemical and
did not have food poisoning as alleged by the mining company, according
to a university study released Thursday.
recommended that Canadian-based Barrick Gold temporarily suspend
operations until the company meets environmental and health standards,
according to a report from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
and the Science Academy of the Dominican Republic.
uk: Teen hairdresser dies in car explosion after her cigarette
ignites hair bleach in vehicle
hairstylist probably died as a result of her cigarette igniting hydrogen
peroxide in her car and engulfing it in flames, her parents said
The body of Jennifer Mitchell, 19, a mobile stylist
from Shaftesbury, Dorset, was found earlier this month after her Mini
Her parents believe the chemical - used for dyeing and
bleaching - may have leaked and caused the fatal explosion when she lit
Bob Mitchell and wife Pauline are urging others in the
profession to take care when carrying around hydrogen peroxide, a common
tool of the trade.
Mrs Mitchell told the Bournemouth Echo: "We want to
warn people how volatile hydrogen peroxide is, even if it is kept in the
boot of a car - Jennie's friends have all said they carry it."
Mitchell, a fireman and BT engineer, added: "The hydrogen peroxide had
ventilated in the car. She opened the window, which introduced