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Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Elementary Schools in Tallahassee Florida

The Florida Pediatrician
Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics features this article about the harmful effects of lead in Florida schools, co-authored by three PSR members, Donald M. Axelrad, PhD; Ronald H. Saff, MD; and Lynn Ringenberg, MD. (See page 6.)

“Given that allowable lead levels in potable water plumbing – pipes and fittings – was relatively high in the US until 2014, the use of lead-removal certified water filters should be considered broadly for drinking water sources used by young children – in schools, daycares and residences. Pediatricians have an important role in reducing their patients’ exposure to lead, by assessing and educating their patients, and via advocating for protective policies.”

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