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Lead in the District - Children & Families

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Childcare Facilities Lead in Drinking Water

In coordination with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, DOEE offers the following services to DC-licensed childcare facilities:

  • annual drinking water testing for lead; and
  • installation of filters certified for lead reduction to the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)/American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard 53 for Health Effects or NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for Health Effects.

DC Partnership for Healthy Homes

Illnesses and injuries impacted or caused by an environmental hazard are the number one reason why children are hospitalized in the District. Read More>>

Every Child. Twice by Two.

Every child should get tested twice for elevated lead levels by the age of two. Read More>>