Ohio Center for Environmental Research and Policy

Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) — Ohio Center for Environmental Research and Policy It gave Ohio an “F” rating for the lack of a lead contamination policy for drinking water in schools.

Until 2018, the state had a self-inspection program that tested water supplies at 14% of the state’s schools. Contaminant removal was limited to outlets tested above 15 ppb. As of 2022, the state is implementing a voluntary inspection program for childcare facilities, according to the report.

Ohio currently has no state laws or regulatory requirements to address school leadership levels.

Low-level lead exposure in children has been linked to central and peripheral nervous system damage, learning disabilities, short stature, hearing impairment, and impaired blood cell formation and function, according to reports. Environmental Protection Agency.

The report strongly recommends installing filters on all taps used for cooking and drinking water and replacing all fountains with filtered water stations.

https://www.wdtn.com/news/ohio/ohio-fails-school-lead-policy-report-environment-ohio-research-policy-center/ Ohio Center for Environmental Research and Policy

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