Malibu Teachers Worry School Building Is Giving Them Cancer

School officials are launching probe into presence of possible environmental contaminants.
1:33 | 10/07/13

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And environmental investigation is underway at the -- campus of Malibu middle school in high school after teachers complain contaminants on campus. Are putting their lives at risk. Parents say they're frustrated the district has yet to alert them of the concerns. My biggest concern is that we find out more information about what exactly is going on in the middle school and what environmental issues are possibly. Problem for not only teaches but all that children. -- Jacobson says -- sixth grade -- spent six hours today in the areas on campus considered the hotbed for a growing list of health problems. Included three teachers who have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We've heard from some of the teachers. Bad. They've experienced headaches that there's been issues. -- not to -- in certain classrooms and we're hopeful that the district to address those issues. The Santa Monica Malibu unified school districts as it takes the health concerns of very seriously and has hired an environmental firm to investigate. The superintendent says test for mold and other contaminants began September 20. In -- statement says quote we appreciate that staff members have conveyed these concerns to us so that we can take appropriate action. I assure you once the investigation and analysis are complete. We will work closely with our staff and community partners to implement the recommendations. Teachers' complaints came after district had soiled reportedly contaminated by PCBs -- pesticides -- moved. From around a fifty year old section of the school. Jacobson says it's imperative the district find out exactly what is going off. I think that will just keep fighting until we get audiences.

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