Months after the February toxic Norfolk Southern train derailment and controlled burn in East Palestine, the community gathered for a meeting with citizens affected to release a "list of demands."

Those attending the meeting said they hope this accomplishes more to bring their lives back to some sense of normalcy.

One of the concerns on top of the mind for citizens is ongoing health issues, which they believe were caused by the derailment and controlled burn. 

21 News met with two women from East Palestine who said they, along with their family, are still experiencing a wide range of old and new symptoms. Both said health effects began immediately after the derailment in February, and still linger.

21-year-old Geordan Reynolds works at a local nursing home in Columbiana County and was at her house close to the site during the derailment wreck, before evacuating. 

Since then, Reynolds said her life has not been the same and she wants answers. 

The morning after the disaster, she said she woke up with a red rash on her lip and said it felt like a stove burn.

Since then, symptoms have continued to appear, according to Reynolds, including nose bleeds, a constant cough, sometimes with blood, migraines as well as rashes and hives after taking a shower or going into her basement. 

48-year-old Shelby Walker also shared her family's symptoms with 21 News, some of them similar to Reynolds.

Walker said her younger daughter has been coughing up blood too, but Walker said she's dealt with the most symptoms of the family. 

She lives feet away from the site herself and said the adverse effects started with a double eye infection, and said this caused temporary blurred sight. 

The infections went away after a week according to Walker, and has since developed severe, itchy skin, cough, respiratory issues, and fatigue.

She has been prescribed an inhaler by her doctor. Both Reynolds and Walker said they have never had health issues like this beforehand and are waiting for more answers from doctors on what this means for the future.

Walker said she's seen a physician four times since the derailment, and said that her doctor believes the health problems are from the chemicals, as Walker and her husband both tested positive for vinyl chloride and benzene found in their bodies.

Both of those chemicals were carried by the Norfolk Southern train when it derailed, and Walker believes other byproducts from the controlled burn have impacted her family's health.