Get the Lead Out: Ensuring Safe Drinking Water For Our Children in School

Lead is highly toxic and especially damaging to children -- impairing their learning and development, lowering their intelligence and altering their behavior. Right now, regulations are too weak to protect our children from lead-laden water at school, testing is too haphazard and non-transparent, and remediation is left to chance. Because lead is so toxic, the most health-protective policy is to remove lead from our schools and pre-schools. States, including New Jersey, have been lagging in their response, and lead in our drinking water -- and in our childrens' blood -- should be treated like the crisis it is.

Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

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