Federal report says few schools are testing for lead in drinking water

Jul 30, 2018

A sink at an Atlanta middle school tested for lead in 2016.
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The Flint water crisis reawakened health professionals and the public to the dangers of lead, and now a new federal report suggests kids may be ingesting lead through the drinking water at their schools.

In fact the report revealed that fewer than half of U.S. school districts test their drinking water for lead. But despite low testing, more than a third of schools that do test found elevated levels of lead in their water.

On this week’s Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett talks with Andy Miller about how schools can protect students. Read more.