Replacing fixtures will get rid of lead in schools’ drinking water: expert

Replacing fixtures will get rid of lead in schools’ drinking water: expert

A top education official Sunday said parents shouldn’t worry about crisis-level lead in local schools’ drinking water — but a water-treatment expert and educator said the city is making a potentially dangerous mistake. Officials recently found lead levels in school faucets and bubblers far exceeding safe levels.

Running offending fixtures for a few minutes makes them “virtually lead-free,” Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth Rose told John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on … [more…]

Lead Poisoning Afflicts Neighborhoods across California

Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.

The data shows how lead poisoning affects even a state known for its environmental advocacy, with high rates of childhood exposure found in a swath of the Bay Area and downtown Los Angeles. And the … [more…]