New York City Will Change Lead Testing Methods at Its Schools

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Public School 42 on Staten Island. New York City said on Friday that it would adjust its procedure of testing for lead in the water supply of schools, after experts said its methods could lower the levels found.

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New York City said on Friday that it would adjust its procedure of testing for lead in the water supply of schools, after experts said the city’s methods could lower the levels found.

Between March and June, the city tested the water in all 1,520 occupied school buildings. The night before taking samples, the contractors who conducted the testing arrived at the buildings and let the water run from all outlets for two hours, a…

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