Fountain of Youth…or Is It?

coastal-carolina-water-drinking-fountain-lead-contaminatedIt’s back to school season, which means it’s time for new pencils, shoes, backpacks…and germs!

Kids are confronting all kinds of new and scary diseases each year, and 2016 is no exception.

You may have heard the worrisome news that many schools in the United States were found to have lead in their water fountains. This is a huge health concern, for parents, teachers and of course, students!

Lead is known to be a toxin capable of slowing physical growth and mental development. Finding such a serious contaminant in a school’s drinking fountain raised some flags, and soon it was discovered that this was not an isolated incident.

Hundreds of schools and day cares have since been tested and found to contain high levels of lead, and the worst part is, nobody really knows how extensive this problem is.

This issue isn’t going away overnight, either. Federal requirements don’t state that schools or day cares even need to test for lead. With no regulation, no testing or awareness, and no immediate health effects, this is the kind of issue that all to easily gets swept under the rug.

Don’t let your child fall prey to lead-filled, potentially lethal drinking fountains. Keep them safe, with pure, clear water from home!

Whether you choose a home-filtration system to treat water as it flows from your faucet, or opt instead for Le Bleu’s premium-quality bottled water products, you can feel good about sending your child off for that first day. You’ll know that their water bottle is full of nothing but pure, refreshing water.

Contact us today to schedule your free in-home (or at-school) water test today.