High Lead Levels Found in Water at Two Boston Schools

The high levels were reported at the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School and Rafael Hernandez K-8 School

Lead levels were tested at Boston public schools and the findings revealed levels were too high at two of the schools.

According to the Boston Globe, three fountains at the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School in Dorchester and one fountain at the Rafael Hernandez K-8 School in Roxbury tested above safe levels.

The state environmental protection department recommends the lead levels are no higher than 15 parts per billion.

The levels at the Hernandez school were more than double the safety standard whereas the levels at the Kenny school were only slightly over the safety standard.

The Globe also reported that the affected water fountains were shut off.

Parents were notified by phone and email and were told how to get children tested for elevated lead levels.

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