Milford school officials seek solution for trapped lead dust at Foran High School

Milford city and school officials are seeking solutions to the ongoing lead problem at Foran High School. School officials found the lead dust trapped in the space between the roof and the dropped ceiling.

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2006, 11:59 PM

Updated 6,487 days ago

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Milford school officials seek solution for trapped lead dust at Foran High School
Milford city and school officials are seeking solutions to the ongoing lead problem at Foran High School. School officials found the lead dust trapped in the space between the roof and the dropped ceiling. Health officials say as long as the lead dust stays contained, the school building is safe. However, the school needs some improvements in order to comply with fire department regulations. One of these changes is the installation of a new sprinkler system in the ceiling. Parents are concerned the construction could cause the lead dust to disperse throughout the entire school. Dr. McBride, the health department director, says the dangers posed to young children from exposure to lead are serious, ranging from neurological disorders to death. Unfortunately, McBride says there are no state or federal standards mandating what levels of lead are safe in a school.


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