Postal workers sickened by bear repellent in NE Philadelphia

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —

A postal facility in Northeast Philadelphia was evacuated after several workers were exposed fumes which were later discovered to be bear repellent.

It was shortly after noon Saturday that crews were called to the U.S. Postal facility on the 1900 block of Byberry Road.

Authorities say about 13-16 employees in a break room were affected by the fumes. Most of them complained of eye irritation and scratchy throats.

The break room is also used as a disposal area for bulk mail and other postal materials.

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