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N.J. Healthcare Facility to Test Employees, Patients for Lead


By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center is giving lead tests to its workers, patients and visitors who entered the hospital since September 2015 after tests revealed high levels of lead in the hospital's drinking water, according to an article on the New Jersey.com website.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently notified the facility about the elevated lead levels.

The highest level was found in Englewood Hospital's physical therapy gym.   

The hospital stopped using tap water after the DEP's notification and began using bottled water.

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This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net

 

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