Seven hospitalized Monday due to an unknown cleaning substance at a clinic in Sarasota


Thirty-four other people inside the building are were on an air-conditioned bus outside the building, and were not showing any symptoms. An unknown substance inside the building was responsible. Hazmat crews found chemicals in a cleaning closer that they were not able to identify and removed them from the building. Police said no criminal investigation underway. No information available yet on unknown substance. At Planned Parenthood our top priority is the safety of our patients and staff. The situation at our Sarasota Health Center is still developing. All staff have been evacuated, with seven taken to the hospital to monitor their health. No patients were on site. We are grateful to emergency responders and law enforcement for their quick response” the clinic said in a statement.


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