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During Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week, experts share dangers, make recommendations to provide lead-free drinking water in schools

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CoPIRG Foundation will launch new ‘Filter First’ campaign

WHAT:  During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week, a panel of experts will highlight the ongoing risks of lead exposure for children in schools’ drinking water and what school districts in Colorado can do to protect children’s health including accessing available state and federal funding. On the panel, CoPIRG Foundation will announce a new campaign to urge school districts to adopt a ‘filter first’ policy before a key May 2023 reporting deadline. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 12-12:30PM MT

WHERE: Webinar hosted on Zoom, join here: 


  • Dr. Mark Anderson, Pediatrician, Denver Health – expert on lead exposure and children
  • Elin Betanzo, SafeWater Engineering  – expert on lead testing and remediation
  • Alex Simon, Public Health Advocate, CoPIRG
Alexandra Simon

Former Public Health Advocate, CoPIRG Foundation

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