Massachusetts receives D rank for lead in school drinking water


A grade of D for Massachusetts policies regarding lead in school drinking water.

The report, Get the Lead Out, classified 32 states in their effectiveness addressing lead in the water your children drink at school. 

Forty-three thousand taps were tested in 980 Massachusetts schools over a four-year period.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s lead testing data found more than half tested positive for lead. Most of those lead levels exceeded the limits recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Massachusetts has no mandatory lead testing or drinking water remediation requirements in schools or childcare centers.

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