Removing lead from school drinking water focus of proposed legislation January 19, 2022

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Yesterday in Tallahassee, the Get the Lead Out Florida Coalition held a press conference urging the legislature to get lead out of school drinking water. Leading testing in public schools in optional, new companion bills in the legislature would sidestep testing to ensure safe water for students. Lakey Love, with Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida, says more than half of Florida schools tested, were positive for lead.

“So it is perfectly legal in the state of Florida to have high levels of lead in school drinking water,” Love said. “And our schools are not required to test.”

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