MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — Supermodel Cindy Crawford says she and her husband are willing to foot the bill to make sure children are safe in Malibu schools.
Parents, including a few celebrities, staged a rally in Malibu Tuesday to protest the toxic levels found at two schools.
A report released last month found that two of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s campuses showed toxic levels were up to 7,400 times higher than legal limits – higher than previously thought.
PCB’s were found in the dirt at Malibu High School and Juan Cabrillo Elementary School after several teachers were diagnosed with thyroid cancer and thyroid disease last year. Others say they have suffered rashes, migraines, hair loss and other ailments they believe to be caused by on-site contamination.
However, the district announced the reopening of two buildings at Juan Cabrillo Elementary last week and insists the buildings safe for students and staff, but parents are upset that some parts of the school haven’t been tested.
“Without confirming where the PCBs are, we cannot ensure that our children are not being exposed,” Crawford said. “In any event, if money is an issue, Randy, my husband and I, have decided we will happily pay for proper and thorough testing of all pre-1979 classrooms.”