Families worried about lead at NYCHA buildings

Jonquella Wheeler is stressed and worried about her son, Kaemel.

They live at NYCHA’s Van Dyke houses in Brownsville, where, when Kaemel was two, doctors found alarmingly high levels of lead in his system.

Wheeler says inspectors determined paint on the pipes in her apartment was the primary source of the problem. Her unit was last checked in 2012. Kaemel is now 10 and still feels the effects.

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) — Jonquella Wheeler is stressed and worried about her son, Kaemel.

They live at NYCHA’s Van Dyke houses in Brownsville, where, when Kaemel was two, doctors found alarmingly high levels of lead in his system.

Wheeler says inspectors determined paint on the pipes in her apartment was the […]

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