We may be looking into a case involving coal tar contamination on Liberty Hill in Gilford, New Hampshire. Sixty years ago, coal tar was dumped on a site that would become the residential area of Liberty Hill. According to the agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, hazardous waste sites are a major source of contamination with creosote, coal tar, and coal tar pitch. The most common way the creosote will enter the body when it is present in the soils is thought through the skin. In addition, children may ingest creosote if they put their unwashed hands in their mouths after touching the soil. Three sisters who played in the area as children believe that their illnesses are connected to the environmental toxins. An article in the Citizen of Laconia, recounts that as little girls, sisters Robin Allard, Kim Bolton and Allison Stresing often played at their grandparents home in Liberty Hill, ate vegetables out of the garden, ran through the sprinkler that drew the water from a well, and played in a nearby creek. Diagrams now reveal the heaviest contamination can be found at the grandparents home. The sisters now suffer similar autoimmune diseases, along with gastrointestinal problems and thyroid issues. There are two younger sisters who were not born until after the grandparents moved, and they do not suffer any of the same problems.
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