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Pregnant Google employees concerned about TCE exposure

Original post made on Mar 5, 2013

A local expert on TCE issues says he spoken to Google employees who were exposed to toxic vapors while pregnant at 369 and 379 Whisman Road, the pair of Google buildings found with elevated levels of toxic vapors late last year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 10:54 AM

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

And yet, second-hand cigarette smoke will kill both mother and child, in any trimester!

It's amazing! Industrial solvents are so much safer than cigarette smokers.

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Posted by nasty smoke
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Ben you are so right, cigarette smoke kills so many people that just come in contact with it. It's worse than ziklon b, or whatever it is they used in WWII to kill mass people.

Yet 2 of the oldest woman who's age can be proved, smoked all there life, it's in the Guiness book of word records.

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Posted by Member
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm

The entire MV supersite area is full of TCE, benzene, toulene, formaldehyde ...

If you really believe, that the former pollutants are taking responsibility and are cleaning up swiftly, you're so mistaken. Some of the former pollutants haven't even claimed responsibility! They even don't care, they occasionally show up in public hearing, because they wouldn't look good otherwise so they come to the hearing meetings and do emailing.

EPA doesn't have the resources to clean up. It doesn't have even own measurement data! It completely relies on the former polluting companies to take proper measurement. the definition of proper is upto the individuels.

CDC measured 3 times more non hodgin lymphoma occurence in that area than normal distribution. However, it didn't consider, that people move, especially in Bay Area. So the real numbers don't probably lie by 35 occurence, it probably lies lies around 60, who knows?

What about people who work there? Kids, who go there to school?

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Posted by juniperk
a resident of Gemello
on Mar 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm

What about the men? isn't it possible that some men are impacted by this? And their physical interaction with their girl friends/wives and they conceived and there is a possibility that those babies could be born with deformities? only time will tell.

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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Get a life....

Jeeze.. in these days of P.C. and horrible enviromental places... why don't these ladie (and men) just stay home, or move to Montana and get a farm away from the threats of life...

Why make a big deal at this poinT ?? let's wait and see if their babies are born with three legs, etc....

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Posted by CentralParkResident
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I've been a resident at Central Park at Whisman Station (100 N Whisman Rd) for 8 years. Is this location also part of the area that has industrial pollution? What exactly is the MV supersite area? Where can I find more information on this subject? Pls advise.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

CentralParkResident, the EPA has maps of the superfund sites, with links to more info on each one.

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