Ore. day cares miss dead­line for re­port­ing lead

The News Tribune - - Local - — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

PORT­LAND, ORE.

Nearly 1,300 day cares in Ore­gon have missed a dead­line to sub­mit drink­ing wa­ter test re­sults to state of­fi­cials to make sure chil­dren aren’t at risk of lead poi­son­ing.

The Ore­go­nian/Ore­gonLive re­ports in a story on Satur­day that one in three li­censed day cares in Ore­gon failed to meet the Sept. 30 dead­line.

State of­fi­cials say that of the 2,600 day cares that did turn in test re­sults, 43 found lead above state stan­dards. Marc Siegel of Ore­gon’s Of­fice of Child Care says the agency in the com­ing weeks will make sure ev­ery day care gets tested and de­vel­ops mit­i­ga­tion plans if the wa­ter con­tains too much lead.

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