This spring a husband and wife couple, along with their two teenage sons ventured to a popular vacation destination, St. John. Four days into their vacation emergency officials were called to the family’s rental. Inside, the mother and two sons we’re suffering from seizures and the father had fallen unconscious.
Exposure to toxic chemicals can have both short- and long-term effects. Those most at risk from toxic chemical exposure are individuals who live or work near a facility that manufactures dangerous chemicals, or individuals who work hands-on with dangerous chemicals. Frequent long-term exposure to benzene, vinyl chloride, and other chemicals has been known to cause cancer and other health ailments.