Residents near renovation sites claim noxious emissions from pipe inserts are making them sick

Earlier this year Nicole Davis arrived at one of the San Antonio, Tex., offices of the audiology practice she co-ownsready to see the day’s patients. But upon entering her office, Davis says she quickly noticed a noxious odor that smelled like paint thinner. Her eyes started burning. By noon, she felt nauseated and dizzy, with the burning sensation spreading to her nose and throat. Her mouth went numb. Co-workers in the building told Davis that they felt ill, too. By the evening, she says, she was vomiting.

 

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