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Here’s What You Need to Know About Lead Water Testing in City Schools

(DNAINFO)  Amy Zimmer | February 14, 2017 — More rigorous lead testing rules have found more elevated levels, but the city says students are safe.

Public school parents across the city have been alarmed and confused by conflicting information they’re getting from the city about the lead levels in their children’s school water.

The city sent out the results of a round of tests last year that gave many families the impression that lead contamination in schools was relatively limited. But parents suddenly began getting another round of letters from their schools from late last year into this year that revealed the problem with lead was far more widespread.

Under last year’s testing standards, just 1 percent of more than 112,000 samples collected from school water fixtures had elevated levels, according to DOE data.

Source: Here’s What You Need to Know About Lead Water Testing in City Schools – Upper West Side – DNAinfo New York