Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth: Students Deserve Better than Lead-Contaminated Water at Schools

Congresswoman’s new proposal would protect children while helping public schools remove lead from their water fountains and sinks
Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--July 18, 2016.  Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) today introduced legislation to protect schoolchildren nationwide from lead poisoning by improving testing and monitoring procedures in schools as well as helping school districts remove lead pipes and fixtures from their facilities. The Get the Lead Out of Schools Act would establish a lead-free school drinking water program that would reimburse schools that independently test for lead, enhance guidance for schools and child care facilities, and provide resources to . . .

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