According to the complaint about Adelanto, which is one of the
country's largest ICE detention centers, staff there are spraying HDQ
Neutral "every 15-30 minutes" on surfaces throughout the housing
unit, which lacks ventilation. The complaint said "at least nine"
detainees have experienced severe symptoms from the spray since
May 11, including blisters, rashes, bleeding, fainting, breathing
difficulties, headaches, stomach pain and nausea. Multiple detainees
complained of receiving inadequate care for these symptoms.
"Many of us are very allergic to the substance that they have been
spraying. It causes rashes and
there is one man with blisters
spray it on the phones, chairs, tables, every 15-20 minutes
all night long," said one of the detainees quoted in the complaint.
"There is no fresh air to breathe in the room.
The guards have masks gloves so don't seem bothered by it but many of us have very red
eyes, sore throats, and headaches."