Fall PBC Replacement Notification Letter

posted Sep 17, 2013, 11:13 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

Dear Member of John J. Pershing I.S. 220 Community,

 

In February 2011, New York City announced a comprehensive plan to increase the energy efficiency and environmental quality of NYC schools.  An important aspect of the plan is to address polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) present in many fluorescent lighting fixtures installed in our school buildings between 1950 and 1978. 

 

Our school will have all its lighting fixtures replaced this school year. The lighting replacements are estimated to start in early fall and continue throughout the duration of the school year. To ensure the health and safety of students and school staff, the construction will take place only during weekends and holidays. This will result in limited access to the building during these times for weekend and holiday programs. I will inform you of any changes to school activities as they arise.

 

We understand that there may be concerns regarding the presence of materials containing PCBs in the school building. The City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has advised that there is no immediate health concern and that health effects from long term exposure to the air in school buildings are unlikely to occur at the PCB levels seen in the NYC schools.  Please visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/epi/pcb.pdf for more information on PCBs and to address any questions about health concerns. 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Loretta M. Witek,

Principal
 
 
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Sep 17, 2013, 11:30 AM
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Sep 17, 2013, 11:34 AM
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