Dangers Of Lead In School Drinking Water

Test School Water For Lead

If you find yourself worrying about school drinking water in the San Jose area, at Benchmark Environmental Engineering, we can help with professional water testing services. More and more lead contamination stories are turning up online and in the news. We understand your concern about the possible dangers of lead in the drinking water children come into contact with.

Lead In Drinking Water

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA), passed by Congress back in 1974, determines safe water contaminant levels for human consumption. The EPA has set the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or MCLG, at zero for lead.

There is no safe level when it comes to lead exposure, especially for children. Lead is a toxic metal that can be harmful to human health even at very low exposure levels. With consistent exposure, these levels can even accumulate in your body over time.

The Dangers Of Exposure

Children are even more susceptible to lead exposure than adults. Infants, for example, who primarily consume formula prepared with tap water at daycare may be more vulnerable to lead poisoning if the drinking water there is contaminated.

Even low levels of lead exposure in children and infants have been linked to physical, learning, and behavioral problems.

  • Central & Peripheral Nervous System Damage
  • Impaired Formation & Function Of Red Blood Cells
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Impaired Hearing
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Slowed Growth
  • Reduced IQ
  • Hyperactivity
  • Anemia

Child Care Facilities & School Drinking Water

Is there lead in the water at your schools and childcare facilities? According to the EPA, there are an estimated 98,000 public schools and 500,000 childcare facilities not being regulated by the SDWA. These facilities may or may not be conducting voluntary water quality testing.

We can help.

The Benefits Of Lead Testing

If you are running a school or daycare center, you want to know that your drinking water is safe for your staff and the children in your care. As a parent, you want to be confident that the spaces your children are occupying are as safe and healthy as possible.

Our environmental consulting services include water testing for lead. By hiring us to test your school’s drinking water, you don’t have to wonder if water fountains and school lunch preparation areas are harboring toxic amounts of this substance.

You can know whether action needs to be taken or if all is well.

Quality Environmental Consulting In California

With over 20 years of experience in this industry, we have the experience and expertise to make sure your test results are accurate and reliable. If you end up requiring lead remediation, we can retest afterward. Let’s make sure your drinking water really is safe for your school children and daycare kids.

Get Peace Of Mind With Our Lead Testing Services

Get peace of mind knowing that your children or the children you are responsible for are drinking safe water at school. Contact us at Benchmark Environmental Engineering to schedule lead water testing in the San Jose, CA, area today.

Let us help you better safeguard the health of your children and community.