Tests find lead in Ohio public schools’ drinking water

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A new Harvard study collected data from 443 public schools’ drinking water in the state of Ohio and found that 41 percent of public schools serving grades K-12 had one or more draws at or above the state’s action level for lead.

This means that 100 suburban schools and 57 city schools will have to do something in order to reduce the threat.

There are 3,576 public schools serving grades Pre-K through 12, according to the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data 2015-2016.

Schools were eligible for the state’s drinking water testing program if constructed before 1990.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that no level of lead exposure is safe.

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