lead in waterAcross the country, schools are checking their drinking water for lead. Boston tested water in 26 different schools and found two schools with elevated levels of lead.

Similar testing is being conducted around the country in homes, schools and businesses. The EPA has strict guidelines for lead in water. Any lead content over 15 ppb, (parts per billion) is considered unsafe.

If you are wondering about the lead content in your drinking water at your home or business, consider having your own water tested. Midwest Laboratories can provide you with the supplies and instructions necessary for you to collect your sample and send it to the laboratory. Turnaround time is 3-5 days once the sample is received. You can order the lead in water analysis online on the Midwest Laboratories eStore.