At some schools in Nashville, the answer is unacceptable amounts of lead.
Phil Williams reports:
A NewsChannel 5 investigation discovers information potentially affecting the health of school children across Nashville — information that has not been shared with parents.
It reveals children are still drinking lead-contaminated water when they go to school — despite the district’s assurances that there’s nothing to worry about.
This past summer, Metro Schools tested every water fountain in the district after questions raised by NewsChannel 5 Investigates.
As the school year started, officials only shared the worst results with the public.
But we obtained the raw data, which shows there’s a lot more to the story.
Doctors and health officials suggest MNPS needs to do more — which may involve replacing contaminated pipes and finding alternative water sources in the meantime.
Read more about the risks posed and the challenge of addressing this problem.
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