New Report Gives Pennsylvania an F For Response to Lead in School Drinking Water

A new report gives Pennsylvania an “F” grade for its response to addressing lead in our schools drinking water.

In a recently released second edition of PennEnvironment’s “Get The Lead Out” study, the results are in – AND THEY ARE NOT GOOD. The initial 2017 study found that lead had contaminated water in our schools. As of this year, Pennsylvania is still not making the grade in resolving the lead issues to ensure safe drinking water for our children and school district employees.

Even at low levels, lead is extremely dangerous, especially to children as they absorb 4-5 times as much from ingested lead as adults. Lead can flow from the blood to the brain, kidneys and bones, causing diseases such as anemia, kidney disease, abnormal brain function and death.

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