East Palestine Residents Continue to Struggle With Health Despite Claims That Air is Safe


East Palestine resident Nicole Bentel and her daughter joined Ainsley Earhardt on FOX and Friends Friday morning to discuss their continued concerns weeks after the train derailment that leaked hazardous chemicals into the air and water of their hometown. 

Nicole shared that since the derailment, she and her family have had nausea, vomiting, skin rashes that look like sunburn, painful gums, tongue numbness, and headaches. Nicole explained that she is fearful of the long-term repercussions of the toxic chemicals. 

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She and her family are trying to stay in hotels when they can, but she says that being a working class family and living paycheck to paycheck makes it difficult to get away. 

Nicole shared that although officials have said the air and water are safe, they do not believe them. She explained that you can still taste the pollution in the air once you enter the town. 

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