Dog Repellent source of post office sickness

Postal Hazmat Caused By Dog Repellent

LEWISTON, NY - An unintentional release of dog repellent is to blame for several Lewiston postal workers falling ill Wednesday. 

The call came in at shortly before 8 A.M. at the 8th St. facility.  Many mail carriers are issued the repellent in the event of a dog attack along their route.

Fire officials say seven people complained of watery eyes and sore throats.  They were released from the hospital a few hours later after officials determined the irritant was non-toxic. 

The post office reopened for business on Thursday.


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