Published Online: April 26, 2016
Published in Print: April 27, 2016, as High Copper, Lead Levels Found in 19 Detroit Schools

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High Copper, Lead Levels Found in 19 Detroit Schools

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Detroit's hard-pressed school system has found elevated levels of lead and copper in nearly a third of its elementary schools.

School officials discovered that even though the municipal water complies with federal standards, elevated levels of lead and some of copper were found in the drinking-water fountains or kitchens at 19 of the 62 schools tested so far.

The rest of the district's 93 buildings, where middle and high schoolers are taught, were to be screened over the next two weeks.

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