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Felicia Federico Study Featured in Cronkite News Arizona PBS: California Schools Must Eliminate Lead in Water, But What About Nearby Homes?

California authorities are addressing the problem of lead in drinking water at public schools through a statewide program to test pipes and upgrade plumbing, but experts warn the threat goes well beyond schools – and nearby homes and businesses may unknowingly be affected.

“The same water systems tainted by lead that feed into these schools most likely feed into other buildings in the area as well,” said Felicia Federico, a UCLA researcher who heads the California Center for Sustainable Communities.