For Child Care Providers
Lead In Drinking Water
EPA's Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Non-Residential Buildings manual describes how drinking water can be tested for lead and how contamination problems can be corrected. This manual is intended for use by school officials responsible for the water system maintenance and/or safety. Revised technical guidance is available in EPA's 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools. The Oregon Drinking Water Program's also has a Lead in Drinking Water Factsheet.
More information on lead in drinking water.
More information on healthy school environments.
Lead and Toxic-Free Art Supplies
The ingredients of many art supplies may be hazardous. You can reduce the risks to student health if you choose safer alternatives. By reading the label of art supplies you can detemine safety for the appropriate age of the child.