A new proposed rule would require testing and cleanup of lead in water used for drinking and food prep at NC’s licensed child care centers. Please encourage the Commission for Public Health to adopt the rule. Deadline: August 2nd, 2019.
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Share your story: If you are a parent of a young child, or an early childhood educator, please share in your comments what this proposed regulation means to you and the children you care about.
The proposed rule would require testing for lead in the water used for drinking and food prep at licensed child care centers, once every three years. It also requires cleanup if lead is found. Currently the state does not require such testing, unless a child is found to have elevated blood lead levels. It’s time to stop relying on children to serve as the lead detectors.
Why take action on lead in child care centers? Here are some of the primary concerns:
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