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My son was diagnosed with chemical pneumonia after his employer required him to clean the walls with toxic substances for multiple days without a mask. He has been off work for a week with pay, but that's not enough in my mind. I'm so upset. He's a very kind and gentle person and doesn't stand up for himself well. My daughter and I would like to drive down there and make some noise. It is painful to me to see my children suffer.
 
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That needs to be kicked-up to an official level.  Report it to a state board of workplace safety -- OSHA would be a good place to start.

Your son is entitled to compensation for a workplace injury.  If you haven't contacted an injury attorney, do so.  
 
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I agree with Marco.  The employer is liable for harming your son.  Also, please be aware that exposure to some toxic substances can have long-term ill effects.  My husband has leukemia likely caused by his exposure to toxic chemicals on the job decades ago.  If possible, a different job would probably be better for your son.

 
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Add my voice to Marco and Tyler.

I am so sorry to hear about your son.

Eric
 
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Thanks to everyone for replying. I will talk to him and see what his plans are. My parents are down there with him, so I am talking to them about what can and should be done, and how they can help facilitate that.
 
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If you know what products were used you can look up the MSDS online for specific info.
 
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