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Updated: 04/25/2014 10:37:56PM

Data mixed on Lamarque substances

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NORTH PORT — Studies conducted in 2009 show that carbon disulfide and carbonyl sulfide, two chemicals discovered in Lamarque Elementary School during a recent air quality test, are both naturally occurring, often found in foods, the ocean air and in “normal” human breath.

The studies, conducted by the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, were presented as part of a two-day symposium on contaminated Chinese and American drywall held in 2009 in Gainesville, Fla., which brought together agencies including the Florida Department of Health and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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