Get The Lead Out
A map presenting links and/or summaries of schools’ lead testing data that our researchers uncovered as of February 2022
Our children need safe drinking water — especially at school, where they go to learn and play each day. Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and preschools across the country.
Lead harms kids’ brains, affecting how they learn, grow and behave. According to the EPA,”[i]n children, low levels of [lead] exposure have been linked to damage to the central and peripheral nervous system, learning disabilities, shorter stature, impaired hearing, and impaired formation and function of blood cells.”
As more and more schools test their water, they are finding lead.