Schools across the United States are showing dangerous levels of lead in children’s drinking water. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Become a TYT member at: http://tyt.com/JOIN
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“Indiana tested 915 schools in recent months and found that 61% had one or more fixtures with elevated lead levels. Schools in Colorado and Florida, among others, are taking steps to address lead in drinking water.
Some testing is mandated by new state laws, as in Maryland. In Montgomery County, Md., outside Washington, D.C., the district is midway through replacing 238 fixtures that had elevated lead.
There isn’t a national standard for what level of lead, measured in parts per billion or ppb, is acceptable in school drinking water specifically. Districts and states are struggling to find individual solutions.”
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