Analysis reveals lead contamination in Georgia’s school water
ATLANTA – As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Environment Georgia released on Tuesday a new analysis of Georgia’s lead in school drinking water program. The program, known as “Clean Water for Georgia Kids,” was launched in June 2021 by the Georgia Department of Education and RTI International research institute and is funded by the EPA’s WIIN grant. As of early October, only 46 schools and daycare centers had taken advantage of the free lead testing available through the program. Of the testing that has occured, 45% of the samples collected showed lead concentrations above the level recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).