Schools to be checked for lead in water

Tests show health risk to children

13th March, 2016
Schools will be checked for lead water Pic:iStock

All schools in the country are to be tested for lead in their drinking water.

Many of the country’s 3,200 primary schools and 700 secondary schools were built before 1970 and therefore are at risk of having toxic lead water pipes.

Such pipes can allow lead to dissolve into the water supply, posing a severe health risk, in particular, to pregnant women and young children.

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