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REPORT RAISES FLAG OVER LEAD IN SCHOOL DRINKING WATER

Calling for stronger laws and more testing, public health advocates released a report Wednesday raising serious concerns about the presence of lead in the drinking water at Massachusetts public schools.

Massachusetts received a "D" grade in the 31-page report, which concluded laws here are inadequate to prevent school drinking water from being contaminated with lead, a dangerous neurotoxin that can affect how children develop, learn and behave. The report examined laws in 16 states, and was published by the MassPIRG Education Fund and Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center.


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