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Nurses ill at helpline.

NURSES at a NHS telephone helpline have been struck down by a mystery sickness they claim is linked to their call centre.

It is feared poor air circulation at NHS Direct heaquarters has caused breathing problems.

Union leaders and bosses are in talks over the soaring numbers off ill.

Ian McKivett, from Unison, said: "Staff are convinced that the building is making them sick."

They are threatening to sue unless the office at Dudley, West Mids, doesn't improves. The ambulance service said: "Tests have shown the environment is safe."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 16, 2002
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