Flint schools to provide information on lead exposure

Nov 6, 2015

Flint school officials will hold a lead education session next week.

The event is targeted at children 0-5 years old, considered at highest risk, and students at Brownell-Holmes, Freeman and Eisenhower – the three schools where high levels of lead were detected in the water.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Preliminary tests showed 4 of 13 Flint schools had lead levels in their drinking water at or above the federal action level. Results from more in-depth testing should be released next week.

Next Thursday, Flint Community Schools, along with the Genesee County Health Department will hold an information session for parents of children five and under.

The session will focus on the effects of lead on young children and need to have them tested for lead exposure.

“Flint Community Schools is committed to getting as much information to families and providing avenues for additional support that can help them keep their children healthy and ready to learn today and down the road,” says Superintendent Bilal Tawwab.

The session will be held at Brownell STEM Academy from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m on Thursday.