Do not be satisfied that the lead poisoning of the water is ONLY affecting some CPS schools...If its in the water for the schools it's probably in the water at ...your house..It just doesn't skip homes and go directly to schools... come on!!!! Call your Southside Alderman and demand answers and testing of your home' water/pipes...Its OUR health that could be at serious risk!!! They will hide it if you let them.
"Everybody's taking the assumption of elevated lead levels due to construction, because it just seems to make sense, and we understand that, but a lot of things... have been assumed that have been proven to be false," said Gary Litherland, spokesman for the Chicago Department of Water Management.
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials sti...ll do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is speeding up across the city.
Nearly 80 percent of the properties in Chicago are hooked up to service lines made of lead.
TESTING FOR LEAD: Chicago residents can now call 311 to have their tap water tested for lead, and 28 city schools are being tested under a new pilot program to evaluate potential health risks posed by lead water pipes.