School Pays For Blood Tests After Elevated Lead Levels Found In Water
San Diego Public Utilities is testing five schools a day under a new state rule that requires water suppliers to test schools for free. At least 140 schools in the county have requested testing. Officials found lead in two San Marcos schools, as well.
KPBS Public Media:
Southcrest School Offers No-Cost Blood Tests After Lead Scare
The San Diego Cooperative Charter School is taking steps to give parents peace of mind after elevated levels of lead and plastic residue were found in its drinking water. A mobile clinic parked out front Friday to offer no-cost blood tests. (Burks, 4/21)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Lead Found At Two San Marcos Schools, As Districts Test For Toxin
Water fixtures at two San Marcos schools had unsafe lead levels, according to tests intended to check whether California children are being exposed to the toxic metal at school. School district officials said this week the fixtures have already been removed. The investigation began early this year, after the State Water Resources Control Board ordered water districts to conduct free lead tests for school districts that request them. (Brennan, 4/22)