How Safe is NYC’s Drinking Water? A Novel Comparison of Federal and Health-Based Maximum Chemical Level Disparities in NYC Water Samples
Students in Dr. Dustin Wheeler’s Science Forward seminar analyzed published datasets for NYC water parameters and tested their own water samples for contaminants. They studied the disparities between federal Maximum Contaminant Levels and the Health-Based Guideline for chlorination byproducts, heavy metals, and other physical/chemical parameters. Their findings shed light on inconsistencies apparent in annual NYC Water Supply & Quality Reports.