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Sandy Lung Exams

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Hank is chasing down one of the after effects of Hurricane Sandy.  He took this story to Toms River East High School where they are offering free heart and lung examinations.  On the way in a housing inspector said that he was concerned about whatever level of mold it is that he’s been working in and was advised to go back for a second exam.

Hank was concerned for his health as well so he got himself checked out and found out that his blood pressure is a little bit high, but his breathing is just fine. 

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for other people who visited the high school to get checked.  One of the organizers told Hank that “we are finding out that there are some people with some abnormalities.” So far about 1 in 7 people have been recommended for further treatment.  All the exams will be paid for by more than a half-million-dollar grant from the Robin Hood Relief Foundation and anyone can go, not just first responders, anyone with complications from Hurricane Sandy exposure.

Back in the studio the Chasers discuss the ongoing lawsuits surrounding mold and health risks and they brainstorm ways to help better protect first responders who are putting their lives on the line to help people in these dyer situations. 

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