Lead Poisoning Lawyers Shocked by NYC Public School Water

Our New York lead poisoning lawyers investigate toxic minerals found in household drinking water.

New York City health officials have reported high lead levels in water samples taken at a public school on Manhattan’s Roosevelt Island. Public School / Intermediate School (PS/IS) 217 saw at least 8 faucets sealed in February 2017 following the alarming test results.

According to the Department of Education, the contaminated water was not flowing through to drinking water or cooking water.  The lead tainted water may have been used for industrial purposes, such as cleaning and toilet water.

Nevertheless, the remarkable test results eclipsed the high lead levels reported in Flint Michigan drinking water last year. Out of 100 samples taken, 8 contained dangerously high amounts of lead.

The DOE testing found lead concentrations ranging from 16.5 parts per billionth (PPB) to 3,430 ppb. The lead poisoning lawyers investigating the Flint Michigan contamination reported drinking water lead levels of 27 ppb.

NYC officials said there are no reports of sick students or any cases of documented lead poisoning within the City’s school system.  However, the school’s custodians were working around the clock to flush stagnant water out of the building pipes.

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Our New York lead poisoning lawyers investigates high lead levels and other toxic materials that contaminate drinking water, paint, food and household products.

Lead can enter the blood stream through the food we eat and the air we breath.  Once inside the human body, lead can cause brain damage and mood swings, cancer of the lungs and kidney, as well as severe abdominal pain.  If left untreated, lead poisoning can also cause death.

If you or a family member has been sickened by lead poisoning, contact the poison control authorities or a local emergency room for treatment. Next, send our personal injury lawyers your medical records for a free case evaluation.

We represent New York residents, children, employees and visitors injured in the New York City region.

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Michael Hurwitz, Esq. is the managing member of The Hurwitz Law Firm, PC, and is a personal injury attorney representing accident victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and throughout the New York City region.