While non-potable water is primarily not intended for human consumption, as anyone who has ever showered knows, small amounts of water often are inhaled as aerosol or swallowed during showering. Indeed, scientific investigations have shown that waterborne disease can be transmitted simply through inhaling aerosolized contaminated shower water.
State and some federal officials have been consistently denying there are any significant risks from the toxic mud that has spread across the city. The data they themselves have collected show that, to the contrary, there are significant risks from arsenic and toxic chemicals that have blanketed much of New Orleans.
This isn't a secession from the school district. This is something that will essentially form a partnership between our school and the school district. The school is a treasure. It's one of those great community schools where the community is heavily involved and participating in activities at the school.