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  • Twelve percent of Massachusetts school water fixtures exceed lead thresholds: study

    The Hill - 12/17/2021

    Researchers from Northeastern University observed that these fixtures — such as water fountains and faucets — contained lead levels that exceed 15 parts per billion (ppb), the point at which Massachusetts mandates that water should not flow from the systems. The problematic findings were not evenly distributed, with 90 percent of the failures occurring at just 34 percent of the schools, the study determined.

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