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Chemical ‘link’

Maria Bradshaw

Chemical ‘link’

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TWO INTERNATIONAL experts have concluded that chemical emissions from two nearby laundries could have been responsible for serious health challenges experienced by teachers and students of the now closed Louis Lynch Secondary School (LLSS).
The report, which has never been made public, named those laundries as Pink Pelican Laundry, which closed in 1991, and Tropical Laundries, which opened at the same spot on Country Road, St Michael.
The 68-page report, obtained by the SUNDAY SUN, was compiled in 2006 by World Health Organisation (WHO)?consultants, Dr Pierre Auger and Dr March Rhains, at the height of the controversy surrounding air quality problems afflicting staff and students of the school which operated at Whitepark Road.
The investigators, report said: “We strongly believe that chemical emissions from the Tropical Laundries operations (and the Pink Pelican Laundry operations in the past)?could be associated with the negative health effects reported in some occupants of the LLSS.