Lead in children’s brains causes permanent loss of IQ for life – and school drinking fountains often contain lead in the water.
“Portland, Oregon unnerved by discovery of high lead levels in school drinking water.” http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-portland-water-20160613-snap-story.html
“Gov. Chris Christie has ordered lead testing at every public school in the state [New Jersey] after dozens of schools were found to have lead-contaminated water supplies.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/schools-around-the-country-find-lead-in-water-with-no-easy-asnwers/2016/07/03/b4420fe-37c3-11e6-a254-2b336e293a3c_story.html?utm_term=.fa8f4c4ff94c
2 out of every 3 Texas schools tested for lead in the drinking water failed the test. https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/03/30/texas-must-eliminate-lead-water-schools
St. Paul Public Schools tested all buildings for lead in water levels in 2016. The tests revealed 233 fixtures with lead levels above the EPA and Minnesota Department of Health standard of 20 parts per billion. https://kstp.com/news/minnesota-schools-water-lead-investigation-testing-guidelines-minnesota-department-of-health/4257404/
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