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Testing for Lead In School Drinking Water: A Summary of Sampling Protocols

Topics: Drinking Water, Lead Location: General, Canada

Low level lead exposure has been linked to neurobehavioral and cognitive effects in children.1 No “safe” level of lead exposure exists and efforts should be made to reduce exposures to as low as possible. The phasing out of lead in gasoline, residential paints, and solder in food cans has substantially decreased blood lead levels among the general population, but residual sources still exist....

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