Lead Poisoning Test Results

There's some good news to report on a story we first brought to you last month. A few weeks ago, we told you that students were being tested for possible lead poisoning from the East Broad Elementary School playground and a nearby park. Yesterday those results came in. According to the Chatham County Health Department, out of 153 children tested, only one student had a slightly elevated reading. That child is in the process of being retested. They'll also evaluate the students at home and other places where they spend a lot of time.

The school system will hold a meeting to discuss the latest findings Thursday in the East Broad Elementary cafeteria, starting at 6:30pm.

Chatham County is also sponsoring another free lead screening clinic for all residents on Saturday, November 22, at the Eastside Concerned Citizens meeting at 803 East Park Avenue.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com