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Friday, February 10, 2017

Unsafe Water in New York Schools

The NYTimes has a disturbing story on how new water tests in New York public schools now shows high levels of lead in the drinking water of many city schools.  

How are the new tests different from the old tests?  Quite simple.  In the old tests, water was allowed to run for two hours before being sampled.  By doing so, most of the lead collected in the pipes was flushed out, and tests came back essentially clean.

So boys and girls of New York, if you need a drink of water without lead, be sure to get a hall pass that allows you to run the fountain for two hours before drinking. 

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