On School Lead Testing, Loopholes Are Muddying the Waters

More than 10% of schools in Sacramento, Placer, and Stanislaus counties and over 20% in Yolo, Solano, El Dorado, and San Joaquin have yet to provide data on detectable lead levels in their drinking water, CBS 13 reports. 

All schools were supposed to complete testing by July. But the law doesn’t provide a deadline for posting results. Private schools are also unbound by the law.

Action must be taken if lead levels exceed 15 parts per billion. Parents are also supposed to be notified but, again, the law is silent on when and how. According to CBS, many schools post the information in obscure areas of their websites where they go missed by many parents.

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