lead poisoning

The levels of lead in the water systems of Newark, New Jersey’s public school systems recently tested above the federal action limit, but according to allegations by the Newark teachers union, the school district knew about the elevated lead levels for more than 10 years. School districts across the country are not required by law to test their […]

In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration. In a Wednesday announcement, New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection and school district are using water from other sources, the Huffington Post reports.

The National Guard has been deployed to help distribute water bottles following the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan's drinking water.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) warned state authorities that the water was unsafe as early as July 2015. However, officials didn't declare a state of emergency until October of this year.