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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:08:16 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "NYSDOH Yields Little for PS 51 Parents, Staff, " Bronx, New York
NYSDOH Yields Little for PS 51 Parents, Staff

By Justin McCallum
Norwood News (NY)
April 25, 2014

State health officials are shying away from a proposed health study for students, parents and teachers affected by a toxic building that once housed PS 51 The New Bronx School.

Parents were discouraged at a meeting on April 24th, where state Health Department scientist James Bowers attempted to convince parents that a study may not be the next best step for the community, but rather more outreach and education on trichloroethylene (TCE). The toxin and cancer-causing carcinogen was found in the public school building on 3200 Jerome Avenue at up to 10,000 times higher than acceptable levels.

Bowers told the audience he was not there to propose a health study, but rather inform them what the health agency could do with its limited resources. He said no study could provide a causal link between TCE exposure and serious health issues.


For the entire article, see
http://www.norwoodnews.org/id=14503&story=nysdoh-yields-little-for- ps-51-parents-staff/


Lenny Siegel
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