Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Exposure to PCB's may trigger cancer as well as several other health risks. Some have associated PCB exposure with harmful effects to the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems. Aging light fixtures in some New York City classrooms are posing to be serious threats due to the leakage of a polychlorinated biphenyl-laced chemical.
According to a report from NBC a fifth-grader by the name of Gabriella Sferrazza was on her first day of school at PS 41 when she was exposed to a leaking chemical from an overhead light fixture ballast that landed on her desk and clothing. The liquid chemical dropped on her clothing when the student was doing her work. Having noticed the leaking fixture, the teacher immediately evacuated the students from the classroom and alerted the principal and facilities workers.
According to Department of Education spokeswoman Marge Feinberg, the classroom was closed and poison control cleared Sferrazza of immediate danger. It was confirmed by contractors that the leak contained polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). Identified as a problem across hundreds on New York City public schools early in 2011, this leaking light fixture at PS 41 is just one of them. A plan to swapping out this old lighting in 772 schools over the next 10 years at a cost estimate of $708 million was proposed by Mayor Bloomberg.
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