MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont environmental officials say they are testing six child care programs for dry cleaning chemical contamination.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and Health Department says chemicals associated with dry cleaning can seep into the ground and move into the air of nearby buildings. WCAX-TV reports excessive exposure to the chemicals can damage the liver and kidneys.

Officials are narrowing testing to child care programs within 200 feet of current or former dry cleaning services.

State officials say the child care testing is precautionary and no one has reported being sick. Results should be available within two weeks of the testing dates sometime next month.


Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com