REDUCE LEAD LEVELS IN SCHOOL TAP WATER!!!!
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The amount of lead water we potentially ingest as adults can cause several short and long term health problems. What's even more alarming is the fact that the same amount of lead will effect our children and infants' health to an even greater degree. We may have limited control over the safety of our water in our homes; but what happens when we send our child to school? Tap water in our children's schools and drinking fountains may be the primary source of health issues linked to unclean water. A few of these health problems include:
- Impaired formation and function of blood cells
- Damage to the central/peripheral nervous system
- Learning disabilities
- Impaired hearing
WE NEED TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN NOW
To effectively and economically reduce lead levels in school tap water, facilities staff at Chicago Public Schools invented an automatic flushing device for water systems.
Michael Ramos, an engineer from Chicago Public Schools (CPS), invented the Noah device after extensive testing of school district tap water and determined that flushing would be the best way to avoid water stagnating in pipes and absorbing lead. “Noah is a practical ‘plug and play’, maintenance-free device that requires no batteries, no internal clock to program, and has no filters or strainers to clean,” explained Ramos.
CPS’ proactive and innovative approach with Noah will allow the district to reduce lead in tap water to <2ppb/L. Noah is a lightweight, low voltage computer that connects to a mechanical water valve. The device stores and executes a timing sequence that opens and closes the valve allowing water to be flushed out through the fountain’s bubbler. Noah is designed to be retrofitted into virtually any style of drinking fountain, including water cooler fountains and does not interfere with the normal operation of the fountain even when it is in the flushing cycle.
To date, Noah has been installed in two CPS schools and the CPS headquarters, as well as being demonstrated at Chicago’s Jardine water purification plant. The device was presented during the "Let's Tackle School Drinking Water Safety" webinar series hosted by University of California Nutrition Policy Institute. Contact LeadOut Manufacturing to be connected with Mr. Ramos.
THIS SYSTEM CLEARLY WORKS -SO WHY ARE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS DELAYING IMPLEMENTING IT TO BENEFIT THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN?! WE HAVE THE SYSTEM** SO LET'S MAKE THE STEPS TO INSTALL IT AND WORK TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE FOR US ALL !!
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