7 Questions Parents Inquire About Lead in class Water

 

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While news of lead in school water can be alarming to a parent, it is for the benefit of all children that the issue of lead in school water has gained national attention. More schools are now monitoring for lead in water, catching problem pipes and. Whether you’re a school administrator, teacher or concerned parent, the topic of lead in drinking water can be very concerning, overwhelming and complex.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to help communities improve access to clean drinking water, we have fielded many questions regarding this topic. So when schools test at high levels of lead in drinking water, parents wonder what that means for their drinking water at home. Here are answers to three commonly asked questions, followed by tips.

Whether your a school administrator, teacher, or concerned parent, the topic of lead in drinking water can be very concerning, overwhelming, and complex. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to help communities improve access to clean drinking water, we have fielded many questions regarding this topic and for that reason have decided to. Lead gets into drinking water after it leaves the city water treatment plant from the lead service lines, solder, plumbing and fixtures. Question 2: Do we need to test every water source in the school?

You should prioritize all water sources (sinks, fountains) that are used for drinking/cooking and washing food. If you can, you should test. Rumpler says parents should contact their child’s school to find out if the water has been tested for lead, and ask to view the test results. (Some schools are only required to report lead levels.

The report cites an Ohio school drinking fountain that had more than 100 times the EPA’s lead action level for tap water, an Illinois school at. Under legislation that Powell just filed, parents must be notified if lead is found that is near so-called “action levels” in drinking water. And his bill would not just apply to public schools.

Lead Testing of School Drinking Water. New York State Laws and regulations require all public school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to test drinking water for lead contamination, and to take action if lead exceeds the actionable threshold. If any fixture exceeds the lead action level (15 micrograms per liter ), it must be immediately taken out of.

EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities was developed to assist schools and child care facilities with lead in their drinking water, implement prevention programs using a “3Ts” approach: Training, Testing, and Taking Action. It is intended for use by school personnel interested in reducing lead.

List of related literature:

Because lead leaves the bloodstream in roughly a month’s time to roost in the bones, we will never know if, during our use of unfiltered tap water in the months prior, our son was lead poisoned.

“Flint Fights Back: Environmental Justice and Democracy in the Flint Water Crisis” by Benjamin J. Pauli
from Flint Fights Back: Environmental Justice and Democracy in the Flint Water Crisis
by Benjamin J. Pauli
MIT Press, 2019

“An early lab experiment I did with them was to demonstrate why boiling lead-contaminated water does not reduce lead levels,” the teacher explained.

“All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond” by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith
from All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond
by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith
ASCD, 2019

Lead in US drinking water potentially contributes 10–20% of total lead exposure in young children.

“Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition” by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
from Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
Springer New York, 2011

The national PTA has recently issued an appeal to schools to check lead levels of water and adopt appropriate safety measures.”

“Endangered Minds: Why Children Dont Think And What We Can Do About I” by Jane M. Healy
from Endangered Minds: Why Children Dont Think And What We Can Do About I
by Jane M. Healy
Simon & Schuster, 2011

Most recently, lead has been back in the news because of the tragedy in Flint, Michigan, where high levels of lead in drinking water were discovered, then covered up.

“Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity” by Joseph G. Allen, John D. Macomber
from Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity
by Joseph G. Allen, John D. Macomber
Harvard University Press, 2020

What are the current guidelines for the definition and description of lead exposure in children?

“Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach” by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
from Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach
by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
Wiley, 2014

In addition, the revelations about the widespread possible contamination of our drinking water by lead, which can cause serious neurological problems in children, only served to lower the prestige of science in the minds of most Americans.

“Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension” by Michio Kaku, Robert O'Keefe, Oxford University Press
from Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
by Michio Kaku, Robert O’Keefe, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, USA, 1994

Where does lead in the water supply come from?

“American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition” by Roberta Larson Duyff
from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition
by Roberta Larson Duyff
HMH Books, 2012

In 2015, doctors in Flint, Michigan, found that the city’s water was highly contaminated with lead, which can reduce mental acuity and IQ, especially in children.

“Eating Clean For Dummies” by Jonathan Wright, Linda Johnson Larsen
from Eating Clean For Dummies
by Jonathan Wright, Linda Johnson Larsen
Wiley, 2016

The percentage of kids with elevated lead had increased dramatically after the water supply switch.

“The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience” by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
from The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Simon & Schuster, 2019

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  • What has Alberta been doing ignoring the reports all these years? Sounds like a great opportunity to create tons of jobs for their struggling economy tbh

  • Kids in Canada were unnecessarily exposed to intentionally FLUORIDATED WATER at the hands of government. Fluoride is more toxic than lead.