Toxin fears for Grenfell
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.
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