Watercoolers Perspectives

A kitchen faucet at the high school, tested twice, showed lead levels of 172ppb and 125 ppb. And atthe Salemwood,a kitchen kettle had leadlevels of 154 and 117ppb in two tests. Other fixtures that tested above action levelhad readingsbetween 16.5 and 31.2 ppb. The city's engineering department drew samples from hundreds of fixtures across the district's seven schools, including the Early Learning Center. It was the first time such comprehensive testing for lead in Malden's public schools had been performed. "We tested every drinking fountain and every kitchen faucet in every City of Malden

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