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Officials are carrying out door-to-door health surveys on residents in East Palestine amid fears of an emerging public health crisis.
A team of 19 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff will be asking residents to complete 30-minute surveys under a President Biden order.
It comes more than three weeks after a chemical train derailment let off an explosion of toxic plumes, which has led to a wave of bizarre symptoms among residents near the crash site.
Wade Lovett, 40, claims he has developed a high-pitched, Michael-Jackson-like voice and trouble breathing since the chemical incident.
He told DailyMail.com today that the problem ‘just keeps getting worse and worse’. Meanwhile, others have been coughing up gray mucus and reporting sunburn-like injuries, feared to be the result of chemical exposure.
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The toxic chemicals on board the trains are known to cause long-lasting damage, meaning these symptoms may only be the beginning for residents.
The CDC representatives are expected to move into neighboring Pennsylvania this week and will also target the first responders at the derailment site.
Mr. Lovett, an auto detailer, was previously in good health but has developed a high-pitched, Michael-Jackson-like voice and trouble breathing since the chemical incident.
He told the New York Post: ‘My voice sounds like Mickey Mouse. My normal voice is low. It’s hard to breathe, especially at night. My chest hurts so much at night I feel like I’m drowning. I cough up phlegm a lot.’
He added: ‘The doctor says I most definitely have the chemicals in me.’
But Mr Lovett was told there are no toxicologists in the town, and he has to make a phone call and schedule an appointment.
He told DailyMail.com his voice ‘just keeps getting worse and worse. The more I talk, the worse it gets.
Mr. Lovett lives with his fiancée about 15 minutes from where the trains derailed but he works close to the site, which is why he believes he had been so badly affected.