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Sickness sparked by cleaning products

July 30, 2012

BRANDON, FL — Building occupants, who fell ill on Sunday causing a building-wide evacuation, are hoping to be let back in today, according to WTVT-TV.

More than a dozen people inside the building complained of scratchy throats and headaches while working, but once they stepped outside the symptoms went away, the article stated.

According to the article, investigators believe the root cause of their illness was cleaning products.

"It was not a mixture of chemicals in this instance," said Robert Stokes of Tampa Fire and Rescue.

"It wasn''t mixed with water; it was just mixed stronger than the guidelines called for," Stokes added.

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