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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  ELEVATED WATER SAMPLE RESULT

Baltimore White Marsh Adventist School and Child Development Center

ELEVATED LEAD WATER SAMPLE RESULT

All Maryland public and nonpublic schools are required to sample all drinking water outlets for the presence of lead pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations. On May 22, 2018, 22 lead water samples were collected from Baltimore White Marsh Adventist School. Of these lead water samples, one sample located in the downstairs K-1 classroom bathroom that had not been for student use had a lead level exceeding the action level of 20 parts per billion (ppb) for lead drinking water in school buildings. The elevated lead result from the one sample collected at Baltimore White Marsh Adventist School was as follows:

The test result of the first water draw sample from the K-1 classroom bathroom faucet indicated 59 ppb which was above the required limit of 20 ppb for drinking water. Follow-up sampling was conducted after a 30 second flush (i.e. tested after water running for about 30 seconds). The test result of the follow-up sample was 0.99 ppb which was below the action level of 20 ppb.

 

ACTION LEVEL (AL)

The AL is 20 ppb for lead in drinking water in school buildings. The AL is the concentration of lead which, if exceeded, triggers required remediation.

 

HEALTH EFFECTS OF LEAD

Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Lead is stored in the bones and it can be released later in life. During pregnancy, the fetus receives lead from the mother’s bones, which may affect brain development. Scientists have linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children. Adults with kidney problems and high blood pressure can be affected by low levels of lead more than healthy adults.

 

SOURCES OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO LEAD

There are many different sources of human exposure to lead. These include: lead-based paint, lead-contaminated dust or soil, some plumbing materials, certain types of pottery, pewter, brass fixtures, food, and cosmetics, exposure in the work place and exposure from certain hobbies, brass faucets, fittings, and valves. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 10 to 20 percent of a person’s potential exposure to lead may come from drinking water, while for an infant consuming formula mixed with lead-containing water this may increase to 40 to 60 percent.

 

IMMEDIATE ACTIONS TAKEN

Although the K-1 classroom bathroom was not for student use, as a precaution our school has posted a sign stating “NOT TO DRINK” and “HAND WASHING ONLY” for the bathroom faucet.

 

NEXT STEPS

The K-1 classroom bathroom faucet will continue to not be used. If deemed necessary, Baltimore White Marsh will have the faucet fixture replaced, and then retested according to the state of Maryland regulation.

 

TO REDUCE EXPOSURE TO LEAD IN DRINKING WATER:

  1. Run your water to flush out lead: If water hasn’t been used for several hours, run water for 15 to 30 seconds or until it becomes cold or reaches a steady temperature before using it for drinking or cooking.
  2. Use cold water for cooking and preparing baby formula: Lead from the plumbing dissolves more easily into hot water.

 

Please /note that boiling the water will not reduce lead levels.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1. For additional information, please contact the school at 410-663-1819. For additional information on reducing lead exposure around your home/building and the health effects of lead, visit EPA’s website at www.epa.gov/lead. If you are concerned about exposure; contact your local health department or healthcare provider to find out how you can get your child tested for lead.

 

We will continue to monitor our school facility. Please reach out to a school representative if there are any further questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely and God Bless,

 

BWM School Team

6/29/18

posted 10/09/2018

 

 

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