Lead & Drinking Water: What You Should Know

Exposure to lead from drinking water is not common, but as demonstrated in Flint, MI, it occasionally can have serious health consequences. We're pleased to share a new resource on our website, "Lead and Drinking Water: What You Should Know," offering state- and city-specific information on can be done around the country to reduce lead exposure from drinking water. Lead seldom occurs naturally in rivers, lakes and other water sources. The pipes that carry water from the water treatment plant to water mains under the street supplying homes also don't normally add lead to drinking water. If lead is found in drinking water, the most likely cause is corrosion of pipes, solders or fixtures in you

Webinars on Reducing Environmental Health Risks to Children

The Education Facilities Clearinghouse, in partnership with Healthy Schools Network and the Coalition for Healthier Schools, is pleased to announce two webinars in September on reducing environmental health risks to children in P-12 schools nationwide. The webinars are based on recent conferences hosted by Healthy Schools Network. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please click here to register. Webinar: Lead in Drinking Water September 13, 4:00 PM Jerome A. Paulson, MD is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Emeritus Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health at the George Washington University Schools of Medicine and of Public Health. He is a consultant to the Healthy Schools Network and oth

California Helping its Schools Clean up Their Water

Good news for California school children! The State of California is earmarking funds to improve school tap water quality this year. The State is offering $9.5 million in grants to schools to improve students’ access to safe drinking water, as well as technical assistance. "I encourage all California schools to consider testing water quality and replace drinking fountains and faucets when necessary," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. "All students should have access to clean drinking water at all times. Students need fresh water, nutritious meals, and appropriate physical activity to be ready to learn in class." Schools can work with their local water service to

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