ERIC Number: ED483311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Controlling Lead in Drinking Water for Schools and Day Care Facilities: A Summary of State Programs.
Environmental Protection Agency
Children are susceptible to adverse health effects from lead, such as impaired mental development, IQ deficits, shorter attention span, and lower birth weight. Exposure to lead is a significant health concern, particularly for young children and infants whose growing bodies tend to absorb more lead than the average adult. Testing water in schools and day care facilities is important because children spend a significant portion of their days in these facilities and likely consume water while there. Appended is a list of EPA materials on managing lead in school drinking water, letter to states, and summary of responses.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency