BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Health officials found no significant lead levels in the drinking water of a dozen of Louisiana's older public schools.
The Advocate reports some of the tests found some lead, but the results were below the 15 parts per billion that would've initiated action by state authorities.
Louisiana's health officer, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, cautioned that a dozen test results aren't enough to make sweeping statements. Guidry says school systems should test their own water.