Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, are reporting shocking new illnesses just weeks after the toxic disaster.
Wade Lovett, a 40-year-old auto dealer, explained that he’s been having trouble breathing, and his voice sounds like he’d inhaled helium.
“Doctors say I definitely have the chemicals in me but there’s no one in town who can run the toxicological tests to find out which ones they are,” Lovett said in a squeaky voice.
“My voice sounds like Mickey Mouse. My normal voice is low. It’s hard to breathe, especially at night,” he continued. “My chest hurts so much at night I feel like I’m drowning. I have a hard time breathing. I cough up phlegm a lot. It’s just been like this ever since the train blew up.”
“I lost my job because the doctor won’t release me to go to work,” he added.
Other residents have reportedly experienced chemical burns on their skin and eyes and a range of other health issues.