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Compliance With Mandated Testing for Lead in Drinking Water in School Districts in New Jersey

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  7. In 2013-2014, an estimated--of children had blood lead levels (BLLs) exceeding the reference level of 5 [micro]g/dL, the level at which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends public health intervention should begin.

    1. 0.5%

    2. 1.0%

    3. 2.5%

    4. 5.0%

  8. Low-level lead exposure in childhood is associated with developmental effects such as

    1. decrements in IQ.

    2. problems with behavior.

    3. problems with attention.

    4. all the above.

    5. none of the above.

  9. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) estimates that exposure to lead in drinking water could account for as much as -- of a person's total lead exposure.

    1. one fifth

    2. one fourth

    3. one third

    4. one half

  10. In 1991, U.S. EPA set the action level for lead in drinking water at

    1. 5 ppb.

    2. 10 ppb.

    3. 15 ppb.

    4. 20 ppb.

  11. As of July 2018, New Jersey is one of--states to require lead testing in the state's schools.

    1. 8

    2. 10

    3. 16

    4. 25

  12. In 2015-2016,--of all New Jersey children 5 [micro]g/dL.

    1. 2.7%; 26.8%

    2. 26.8%; 2.7%

    3. 38.6%; 26.8%

    4. 38.6%; 2.7%

  13. The New Jersey Department of Education regulations for testing water for lead specify that districts must develop a plumbing survey at all schools and sample all drinking water outlets in all schools and facilities within 1 year of promulgation.

    1. True.

    2. False.

  14. Of the 581 operational school districts in New Jersey during the study period,--of school districts...

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