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Lead Found in Water at N.J. Healthcare Facility
March 4, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The staff has been using bottled water in lieu of tap water for drinking and food preparation at Morristown Medical Center after lead was found in the water at the New Jersey healthcare facility, according to an article on the N.J.com website.
The hospital uses well water so the presence of lead in the water is believed to be limited to this location.
The water at the medical center is safe for cleaning, hand washing and bathing, as human skin does not absorb lead, a hospital official said.
The extent of the lead found in the hospital's water wasn't immediately available, but the official said more information would be released as the investigation continues.
Read more about healthcare on the Healthcare Facilities Today website.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.