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Foul odor sickens 41 students, teachers at Wakayama school

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Police in Wakayama said Thursday that a foul odor sickened 41 students and faculty members at Municipal Kasai Middle School on Wednesday.

Police said the incident occurred just before noon when students and teachers noticed a foul smell wafted throughout the building, causing several of them to suffer from headaches and nausea, TBS reported.

Police said they received a report that a man had been spraying a strong insecticide near the school earlier. Fire department officials are investigating whether the strong chemicals in the insecticide were the cause of the odor.

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Fire department officials are investigating whether the strong chemicals in the insecticide were the cause of the odor.

ok, waiting for laboratory result(s).

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I will be extremely surprised if there is a follow up story (about who or what caused this) hopefully I'm wrong. I hope that everyone at the school has a full recovery!

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where I used to reside, a housing location behind the building I was in, had someone doing some kind of work. The chemical smell was so strong it made one dizzy, and affected breathing. Later I saw the fire dept men walking around with mask, and electronic equipment to detect the source of the chemical smell, I think they found the location. It was a strong smell, like crazy glue times 100.

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If it is an insecticide, it would be informative to know what was in it and if it is one of those recommended for use by JA.

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all insecticides are poisonous to some degree since they do kills pests and given the right amount will kill humans.

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It is not a middle school, it is a junior high school. A middle school is grades 6-7-8. A junior high school is grades 7-8-9.

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Quote: "Police said they received a report that a man had been spraying a strong insecticide near the school earlier. Fire department officials are investigating whether the strong chemicals in the insecticide were the cause of the odor."

No brainer.

Someone chose a day with enough wind to blow the stuff away from himself, but did he think any further than that?

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