Do you know if your child’s school is safe from lead?
Water contamination in schools is still a serious threat. This year, half of the 78,000 taps tested in Massachusetts schools had lead in their water. New Hampshire started mandated testing at every school this year, and we expect to find lead there, too. There is no safe level for lead—even small amounts are highly toxic, especially for children. The only way to ensure that kids are safe is to get the lead out of schools altogether.
You have the power to push your child’s school to act. Our Back to School Toolkit is designed to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and make the case for strong local action to ensure safe drinking water at school. We’re proud to partner with Environment America to get this toolkit into parents’ hands.