School water fountain lead levels above fed standards - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

School water fountain lead levels above fed standards

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Nearly 200 water fountains and sinks at  schools across Jersey City reportedly have lead contamination at or above the federal level.

Lead levels in drinking water that exceed 15 parts per billion require action, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's website. 174 water fountains and sinks in the school district met or exceeded that standard.

A Jersey City parent and founder of the Jersey City Parents for Progress advocacy group unearthed the report published in the Jersey Journal.

The water fountains and sinks were turned off years ago and many have signs near them warning students and staff not to use them, reports the Jersey Journal.

The worst water fountains and sinks were found at Schools 5, 9, 23, 25, 27, 29 annex, 31 and Zero Tolerance, an alternative program at the Bright Street Academy, the report shows.

Exposure to lead contaminated water can cause mental health problems.

  • HealthMore>>

  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir

    Teen caught urinating in reservoir

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:24:39 GMT
    Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday.
    Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday.
  • Allergy season expected to be bad

    Allergy season expected to be bad

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:56:12 GMT
    There is not much relief in sight for allergy sufferers. Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season.  Some allergists say they've already seen a noticeable increase in patients as the weather has gotten warmer.
    There is not much relief in sight for allergy sufferers. Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season.  Some allergists say they've already seen a noticeable increase in patients as the weather has gotten warmer.
  • FDA's warning letter to maker of controversial supplement Craze

    FDA's warning letter to maker of controversial supplement Craze

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:38:33 GMT
    A report first surfaced last year about meth-like substances in Craze. The product was immediately pulled from the shelves of many major retailers, including Walmart. Now the federal government is taking its first action against the company behind the product. The supplement Craze was marketed as a product offering endless energy, a preworkout supplement popular with body builders. But a warning letter from the FDA confirms what Harvard scientists have previously alleged.
    A report first surfaced last year about meth-like substances in Craze. The product was immediately pulled from the shelves of many major retailers, including Walmart. Now the federal government is taking its first action against the company behind the product. The supplement Craze was marketed as a product offering endless energy, a preworkout supplement popular with body builders. But a warning letter from the FDA confirms what Harvard scientists have previously alleged.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices