Toxin fears for Gren­fell

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Dan Warburton

EX­PERTS have found “huge con­cen­tra­tions” of tox­ins in the soil and de­bris around Gren­fell Tower.

The po­ten­tial car­cino­gens could cause life­long health is­sues for sur­vivors.

Prof Anna Stec, of Univer­sity of Cen­tral Lan­cashire, who did the study, also found high lev­els of hy­dro­gen cyanide.

She said some sur­vivors had “Gren­fell cough”, in­di­cat­ing in­creased lev­els of con­tam­i­nants in the air.

Prof Stec is urg­ing au­thor­i­ties to take blood and saliva sam­ples from fire­fight­ers and sur­vivors.

Pub­lic Health Eng­land says tests show air qual­ity in the area is safe. It will wait for the full re­port next year be­fore tak­ing ac­tion.

The blaze killed 72 peo­ple in June 2017 in North Kens­ing­ton, North Lon­don.

IN­FERNO: Gren­fell Tower

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