ERIC Number: ED463647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Lead in Drinking Water: A Manual for Minnesota's Schools.
Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
This manual was designed to assist Minnesota's schools in minimizing the consumption of lead in drinking water by students and staff. It offers step-by-step instructions for testing and reducing lead in drinking water. The manual answers: Why is lead a health concern? How are children exposed to lead? Why is lead a special concern for schools? How does lead get into drinking water? How much lead in drinking water is too much? and What can be done to reduce lead levels in drinking water? This last question includes discussion of legal background and requirements, testing for lead in school drinking water, flushing taps, testing taps, flushing and retesting, other corrective actions, and reassessment. (Contains a glossary. Appendices contain a list of Minnesota laboratories certified to analyze lead in drinking water, and a lead testing record form. Also contains a list of other resources.) (EV)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Safety, Drinking Water, Elementary Secondary Education, Hazardous Materials, Lead Poisoning, School Safety, Schools, Water Quality, Water Treatment
Minnesota Dept. of Health, Section of Drinking Water Protection, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975. Tel: 651-215-0770; Tel: 651-215-0707 (TDD); Web site: http://www.health.state.mn.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota