Filter First- Clean Water for CO. Schools and Care Centers
There is no safe level of lead in our drinking water. Outside of the home, children spend most of their time at school, making it especially important to address environmental hazards in school buildings. Staff spend just as many hours there and are exposed to the same lead hazards. Young children are the most susceptible to the adverse effects of lead. Even at very low levels once considered safe, lead can cause serious, irreversible damage to developing brains and nervous systems of babies and young children. Lead can decrease a child’s cognitive capacity, cause behavior problems, and limit the ability to concentrate—all of which, in turn, affect the ability to learn in school. Children with significant lead exposure are less likely to graduate from high school and more prone to delinquency, teen pregnancy, violent crime, and incarceration.
Lead exposure can cause miscarriage, stillbirths, and infertility (in both men and women).
Take a moment to tell our State legislators to prioritize funding to provide lead filters for schools and care center to ensure that all kids in Colorado regardless of their zip code, have access to clean resources.