Lead Levels in Inwood School’s Water Are Up To 450 Times Federal Limit | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo

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INWOOD — A test of lead levels in the water at an Inwood elementary school found samples with up to 450 times the federal limit, including water from faucets in a boys’ bathroom, according to the Department of Education.

P.S./I.S. 176, located on 4862 Broadway and shared between Muscota New School and Amistad Dual Language School, had elevated levels of lead in a dozen water samples from classrooms, bathrooms, kitchen faucets and and water fountains — including two faucets from a second-floor boys’ bathroom that measured a whopping 6,620 parts per billion (ppb) and 493 ppb, according to a letter from the DOE sent home to parents on Feb. 6.

No level of lead in water is considered safe, but the federal government demands action be taken whenever water is found at or above 15 ppb.

Read more: Lead Levels in Inwood School’s Water Are Up To 450 Times Federal Limit | DNAinfo

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