“This deception must end today. It is horrifying that the Department of Health kept this information under wraps and it is outrageous that the City continues to justify and minimize this scandal.

“Today, we are launching an investigation to hold officials accountable from the Department of Health to NYCHA to City Hall. Nothing is more important than protecting the most vulnerable children in our city. Our investigation will look into the City’s procedures for addressing lead poisoning hazards to protect the health of all children. Agencies must be held accountable for coordinating and following all laws as well as best practices to keep our kids safe and healthy.”