Florida senator: Filter lead from water in older schools April 2, 2019

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“Lead exposure causes diminished intellectual and academic abilities (and) higher rates of neurobehavioral disorders such as ADHD,” said Dr. Ronald Saff of Tallahassee, part of a group called Physicians for Social Responsibility that tested drinking water at the Capitol. “Not only is lead a problem in many schools throughout this state, but it’s also a problem here in the Capitol. We found elevated lead levels in half of the water fountains that we sampled.”

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