Dangerous lead levels found in some DPS schools

Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 05:24:22-04

There’s a warning from health officials in Detroit over dangerous lead levels in the drinking water at city schools.

This warning applies to all parents of young kids--and it is to be taken seriously.

City health officials are urging all Detroit Public Schools’ students under the age of 6 to undergo lead testing.

The warning comes after the district found dangerous levels of lead in the water supply at many city schools. Test results show more than a dozen schools in the danger zone - with one school seeing 100 times the allowable limit of lead.

More than 50 schools have been tested. Additional schools will be tested in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, bottled water is available in classrooms and lead testing for kids is free. The results could prove vital to a child’s future development.

City health officials are also demanding a formal plan of action from DPS within the next 15 days.