Parents, teachers to file suit demanding California school district remove toxin-filled caulk

Associated Press

Parents and teachers at a California school district where celebrities including Cindy Crawford have removed their children over fears about toxic PCBs are filing a lawsuit demanding all caulk containing elevated levels of the contaminant be removed.

A copy of the lawsuit provided to The Associated Press contends the district is violating federal law by neglecting to remove caulk and building materials at two Malibu schools. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and parent group America Unites for Kids plan to file the lawsuit Monday.

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An environmental consultant hired by Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District found that after cleanings were conducted, all air and dust-wipe test results were below federal exposure thresholds.

The parent and public employee groups say the tests are insufficient.