Lead still an issue in older schools

Lead still an issue in older schools

There are 2 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Lead still an issue in older schools. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

While recent lead concerns at Berlin Elementary School made headlines, lead and other toxic building materials remain an issue in aging school buildings nationwide.

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Travis Michael

Pawtucket, RI

#1 Feb 2, 2011
While lead is a danger if ingested, the toxic material asbestos can cause serious problems if it is inhaled. This fibrous mineral was used in insulation and many other products. It has been linked to lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma amongst other respiratory diseases. I hope that this school is clear of this danger as well. Regards, TM http://www.mesorc.com/
Concerned

Manchester Center, VT

#2 Feb 2, 2011
OK so they take care of the lead and asbestos problem. Now what are they goin to do about the Mercury problem related to the new CFL blubs? Howmany are there inthe schools?????
EPA warnings on mercury (CFL bulbs included)

http://www.epa.gov/cfl/

http://www.epa.gov/hg/spills/

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