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Bill would require lead testing in Georgia schools

Senate Bill 29 would require schools and child care centers in Georgia to test their drinking water for lead. By Sulfur – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10780502

Schools and child care centers in Georgia would have to test their drinking water for lead contamination under a bill approved by the state Senate Friday.

Senate Bill 29 would require them to perform the tests and remediate any lead contamination by June 30, 2019. If lead is found, the facilities would be required to post results and a remediation plan and to provide them to parents and guardians of children as well as employees.

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We Provide Lead in Water Testing to EPA Standards

Southeast Lead Consultants can test your water for lead.

Across Michigan, in cities large and small, lead poisoning continues to plague children, limiting them in school and on the playground.

While much of the state’s focus on lead has rightly been on poisoned water in Flint, the metal continues to turn up annually in the bodies of thousands of children across the state, at percentages well above the numbers that raised red flags in Flint.

Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.… Continue Reading . . .

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