High lead levels found in Maine schools’ drinking water

High levels of lead found in water at some Maine schools amid new statewide  testing | WGME

About one-third of the sites sampled so far in Maine’s statewide testing of school water exceed the acceptable limit for lead, a finding in line with what state public health officials expected.

Lead gets into the water from pipes and plumbing fixtures. It can affect brain development, causing learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, particularly those under 6, depending on how much of the water they drink and how long they have been drinking it.

For more information, visit: https://www.centralmaine.com/2022/02/15/about-a-third-of-sites-tested-in-maines-schools-exceed-limit-for-lead-in-water/

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