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54 Made Ill in Texas as Insecticide Vapors Escape

June 14, 1986|Associated Press

KERENS, Tex. — Vapors from chloropicrin, a liquid insecticide, escaped from a grain silo near this community Friday, forcing 54 people to seek treatment at a hospital for eye and skin irritation, authorities said. Chloropicrin causes symptoms like that of tear gas and can be fatal if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin, officials said.

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