Newark Kids Get Tested For Lead By EPA After School Water Contamination

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Article courtesy of ANNA WERNER | March 17, 2016 | CBSNews.com | Shared as educational material

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that 431 schools nation wide had drinking water that contained unsafe lead levels. The EPA also began testing Pre-K students in Newark after lead was found in the water at 30 schools. The Newark school district has now publicly acknowledged that 12% “of the water samples taken between 2012 and 2015 have also been above the federal limit of 15 parts per billion.” Doctors say no level of lead is safe for children. Read more online: http://cbsn.ws/2x8g6Ag.

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