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Following Evacuation, Baggage Room Reopens At Logan Airport

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A smell that sickened a number of baggage handlers at Logan International Airport turned out to be camphor, a common insect and mouse repellant.

State Police say they questioned the elderly couple whose checked bags contained the chemical, and determined no harm was intended.

The incident caused the baggage room for Terminal A to be evacuated Monday morning.

Fifteen Transportation Security Administration worked complained of headaches and eye and throat irritation after the bag was opened, and four were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

This program aired on March 26, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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