Under federal law, an overwhelming majority of U.S. schools do not have to test their tap or drinking water. This is not a new issue. According to the Washington Post, lead-contaminated water has been found in many cities during the past 15 years, including Los AngelesBaltimore, the District of Columbia and Seattle.

In fact, many states and districts do not mandate water testing at schools either. And even if they do, stae and local officials don’t always tell parents about the problems they find, reports Emma Brown.

Flint may just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to toxic lead in our children’s drinking water.

Read more at The Washington Post



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