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Toxics put pregnant Googlers at risk, expert says

Original post made on Feb 28, 2013

The elevated levels of toxic TCE vapors recently found in Google offices on Whisman Road and elsewhere should be a concern for pregnant women, even from brief exposures, according to EPA documents and a local toxics cleanup expert.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:28 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Lenny Siegel, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Since I originally expressed my concern to the Voice about what Google employees were told, I have heard from some employees that they were provided with information, but that the information (understandably) was difficult to understand.


Posted by Kman, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I knew someone that lived on Whisman street, he grow up in that area. He had a brain tumor a few years ago.

Has anyone did any studies of the people that lived around that area back then? Especially the kids? It means nothing to say we live in a toxic dump until we see what the results of living there have done.


Posted by Political Insider, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I also knew someone that grew up in that area. He died a few years ago.

I'm wondering if any one has done a study of people who grew up in that area and eventually died?


Posted by juniperk, a resident of Gemello
on Feb 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I smell few trial lawyers and a bunch of lawsuits turning into a nice full blown class action lawsuit against the city and perhaps Google. The city went out of its way to pander to Google and googlers.


Posted by vfree, a resident of Waverly Park
on Mar 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

I see "chicken little" is at it again.


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Just pregnant googlers? What about all the families that have been living on Tyrella, Emily, WakeForest, Walker, Easy Street, Murlagan, etc...


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