Residents of East Palestine are urged by Erin Brockovich to keep track of their medical problems because some have been diagnosed with bronchitis. 

By Madhupriya

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Residents of East Palestine, Ohio were urged by environmental activist Erin Brockovich to record any health problems they may be having as a result of the tragic train disaster that was transporting dangerous chemicals.

This month, some residents have reported receiving diagnoses for bronchitis and other diseases that physicians and nurses believe are related to the chemical exposure.

At a town hall meeting on Friday, February 24, Brockovich told a roomful of citizens, "You need to be vigilant, you need to journal, you need to capture information."

I'll be speaking to you tonight because we want you to take away knowledge that will help you understand and be more informed.

Hazardous chemicals spilled onto the ground as a result of the derailment of a train hauling 50 rail cars, 10 of which were carrying vinyl chloride,

and it also released a cloud of smoke into the atmosphere.

Residents of East Palestine started to exhibit symptoms following the ecological catastrophe, which many believe were caused by the chemical spill.

Only two days after the tragic incident, Melissa Blake, who lives less than a mile from the scene, told NBC News that she began coughing up grey mucus and was having trouble breathing. 



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