‘Toxic, hazardous’ dust harming preschool children in Kuils River

At least once a week for two years, Stacy de Wet’s son woke up in the mornings with blood all over his bedding. Most nights, he had to use a nebuliser just so that he could breathe. 

For the mother-of-two, who lives in Kuils River near Cape Town, the culprit loomed a kilometre from her family’s home — the Cape Town Iron and Steel Works (Cisco), which produces steel from scrap using an electric arc furnace.

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