Excessive lead found in water
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) The survey recommends using
Drinking water at more than 40 per- bottled water, removing selected
cent of Broward County schools has water fountains, flushing pipes ev-
a lead content higher than the fed- ery morning and resampling water
eral government's tough new guide- periodically.
lines, a school board study has
found. The older federal maximum for
children, who are more susceptible
Until the source of leads found, to lead poisoning than adults, was
rooms and kitchens with high lead ronmental Protection Agency low-
levels will be regularly flushed or ered that to 20 ppb.
temporarily cut off.
"There is no immediate danger The study, conducted last year
in the water now," said Ray de la before the current flurry of publid-
Feuilliez, associate superintendent ty about lead in drinking water,
for facilities. "But we want to make found that 69 of the district's 187
sure everything is safe." schools fell between 20 and 50 ppb.