Lax Rules And Funding Challenges Weaken Lead Testing At Schools
Meanwhile, Kaiser Health News reports on a new study that tries to quantify the extent chemicals accumulate in Americans.
School Lead Testing: The Race For Tighter Regulations And More Funding
The Flint water crisis has exposed a gaping legal hole: There’s no requirement that schools using public water test for lead. Congress – and particularly state legislatures – are scurrying to tighten regulations and provide financial help for lead testing and infrastructure renovations as parents around the country are pressing school districts to act. (Lopez, 6/16)
Kaiser Health News:
Harmful Chemicals Are Everywhere — But What Does That Mean?
Everything from our plastic water bottles and cosmetics to our non-stick frying pans contains chemicals that accumulate in our bodies. But it is unclear what effects these chemicals might have on human health and well-being. A report released this week by the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., attempts to inform part of this discussion by quantifying the extent these chemicals are found in Americans. (Tan, 6/17)