Research scientists and doctors with expertise in human and plant health on Wednesday shared their analysis of testing data conducted following the toxic train derailment in East Palestine last February.

Residents of East Palestine complain there is no air testing being done now and they worry about long-term health effects. 
Doctors, scientists, and professionals from about seven universities including Case Western Reserve Medical School read through thousands of pages of data from the OEPA, US EPA, and some publicly released studies and analyzed findings.
What they reviewed for plants and humans is promising but limited in scope.  
"If you look at the publically available data we are not seeing signs that indicate long-term hazard risk, but we are identifying there were things that could have been measured or should have been measured that weren't measured," Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dr. Darcy Freedman, said. 
The studies did find some higher reportable levels of vinyl chloride, benzine, and naphthalene in the air, all potentially cancer-causing chemicals.  
Although short-term effects are known, doctors and scientists can't answer when or if someone in a family could see long-term effects.
They have no way of knowing the individuals' exposure, concentrations of chemicals, or byproducts of chemicals mixed. 
"The acute is probably more respiratory, more skin. In the long term, these are the questions we need to address. Most of these studies have been previously done and have looked at a single exposure to one chemical. Now you are dealing with a chemical mixture as well as partial and full combustion, our having problems a little bit different interaction which could be causing some long term health problems," Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Fredrick Schumacher said. 
In addition, some residents want to know why the Ohio EPA and US EPA didn't test for Dioxins, why no blood tests were done, and why critical groups were just left out.
 "As a mom, it is concerning that there weren't any studies that included children," resident Jess Conard emphasized. 
She pointed to elevated readings of Vinyl Chloride still taking place in independent tests and pointed out that the OEPA has stopped air testing. 
The experts believe the sample radius, what chemicals are tested, who is tested, and long-term testing protocols should be established for future disasters. 
Plus they want to see various agencies work together to conduct long-term monitoring, reporting and studies.