COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Employees of Alternative Laboratories, located at 2231 Linwood Ave.,suffered an apparent chemical reaction and went to the hospital today, after exposure to a chemical yesterday.
According to the East Naples Fire Department, the employees were exposed to too much of a chemical that got into the air after a third party contractor used slightly too of the substance much yesterday.
The chemical is used to make a solution that purifies water.
Yesterday, six people refused treatment and suffered watery eyes and runny noses, but today their symptoms persisted, so they went to the hospital as a precaution.
Naples Fire conducted an air quality check and deemed everything was fine. Hazmat responded and cleared the scene.
Business remains open.