Parents of students at East Broad Street Elementary School in Savannah, Georgia are demanding organized testing for lead
and arsenic exposure
. Recent tests conducted by the state Environmental Protection Division at a CSX Transportation railroad facility near East Broad found elevated levels of the toxic substances. Additional tests found arsenic and lead contamination at a park adjacent to the school. Because of on-site screening costs, Chatham County officials refuse to offer mass testing for East Broad children. Instead, angered parents have been told to take their children to the local health department.
Arsenic exposure has been linked to several serious ailments, including cancer
, heart failure
. Exposure to lead has been shown to cause brain
and kidney damage
, especially in children
. Lead poisoning symptoms include, among others, nausea
, and coma
. Upon discovering lead exposure, it is important to immediately seek a lead free environment and medical attention.
See your doctor if you live near East Broad Street Elementary and you have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
- Specific Contaminated Sites
- Head & Brain Injury
- Heart Failure: Overview
- High Blood Pressure (hypertension): Overview
- Kidney & Urinary Tract Disorders
- Nausea: Overview
- Seizures: Overview
- Severe Constipation: Overview