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Bloom-Carroll students exposed to mercury | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 12 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 3, 2010, titled Bloom-Carroll students exposed to mercury | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The Bloom-Carroll school board agreed last night to replace the warping, wooden gym floor at its high school amid accusations that students and others might have been exposed to mercury and other heavy metals by work on a subfloor.

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Oh my

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 3, 2010
- not good, not good at all.
Did you know

Columbus, OH

#2 Aug 3, 2010
mercury is fun stuff to play with?
Bodie

Chillicothe, OH

#3 Aug 3, 2010
I now know what is wrong with all us baby boomers. We were allowed to play with mercury in science class .........
Wow

Columbus, OH

#4 Aug 3, 2010
blame the casinos
iceman21

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 3, 2010
Bodie wrote:
I now know what is wrong with all us baby boomers. We were allowed to play with mercury in science class .........
So true, and your generation is only going to live to be like 100 LOL
darn

Columbus, OH

#8 Aug 3, 2010
Heh they used to give out mercury in science class to experiment with..now years later they lock down a school because of tiny microscopic particles..what woosys we have become
about time

Coshocton, OH

#9 Aug 3, 2010
I am so glad to hear some truth and facts beeing reported. I have always thought our board and school officials were there for our kids no matter, I don't think this was the case here. I'm really sorry to hear that short cuts was priority. I wonder how the powers to be would have felt if thier children or grandchildre were at risk. Thank you dispatch.about time

Since: Jan 10

Westerville, OH

#10 Aug 3, 2010
about time wrote:
I am so glad to hear some truth and facts beeing reported. I have always thought our board and school officials were there for our kids no matter, I don't think this was the case here. I'm really sorry to hear that short cuts was priority. I wonder how the powers to be would have felt if thier children or grandchildre were at risk. Thank you dispatch.about time
Get a grip, people (both the parents and the commenters). The "danger" levels EPA is using are levels found to cause harm after long-term occupational exposures. That means 2000 hours per year for at least several years. Unless you grind this flooring up and feed it to the kids for the next six months, they're in no danger. The workers, however, could be doing themselves harm if they work with it all the time without protecting themselves. Contractor should be doing something about that.
Anonymous

Hilliard, OH

#11 Aug 3, 2010
I think the point is being overlooked... This district had knowledge about the potential dangers, knew the steps to take to protect the kids, staff and community, and ignored the information to fly under the radar and save a few bucks. And now that they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar, they conveniently blame it on the EPA and the flooring contractor. It's like saying that your dog ate your homework.
qwert147

United States

#12 Aug 3, 2010
65 roses you are exactly right, maybe they should give bigham another raise
bah

Zanesville, OH

#13 Aug 3, 2010
Yes, the schools should protect our kids from everything--gravity has been shown to kill people when it causes them to hit the ground. Water is a dangerous substance--heavens, people drown every day. Better keep our kids away from adults--I have known some to beat them and molest them. And bullying, my gosh, that is a terrible thing for kids to suffer. Schools really should keep our kids in a sterile, stainless steel cell that is just larger then the child. Oh, thats right, the animal rights activists think we shouldn't even keep our beef in these conditions. Forget it, reasonable solutions are too much to expect. Although I often don't agree with the school board--seems to me they took a reasonable approach to this one!
Will Burns

United States

#14 Aug 5, 2010
Long term exposure to Mercury causes mental problems. That explains why Bloom-Carroll students like soccer.

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