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Thousands of San Diego Families whose children attend or attended schools within the San Diego Unified School District may be entitled to receive cash compensation for having their children exposed to toxic lead, but sadly, most of them are unaware of how prompt and confidential it is to apply.
On November 2nd, 2018, San Diego News made a shocking announcement to the public: toxic lead was discovered in the drinking water in the San Diego Unified School District which prompted school officials to shut off the water there.
The water tested at several locations at Fletcher Elementary School, 7666 Bobolink Way, exceeded the SDUSD’s standards, according to the district’s drinking water sampling report. The amount of lead at one location was nine times the district’s standard and three times the state’s and federal’s standards. There are, however, no safe level of lead, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention.
QUICK VERSION: If your children attend or have attended school within the San Diego Unified School District, they may be entitled to receive cash compensation. Applying for a claim evaluation is quick, confidential, and there is absolutely no cost.
The lead problem in San Diego schools was discovered back in 2017: in March 2017, the San Diego Unified School District announced that fountains at a campus that houses Cooperative Charter School 2 and Emerson-Bandini School had excessive lead levels, with one fountain showing lead contamination at more than twice the legal limit.
Students at the site complained that they became nauseous and vomited after drinking water at the school, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, and a teacher’s therapy dog also refused to drink from one fountain, which later tested positive for contaminants.
Lead in drinking water became a nationwide discussion due in large part to the 2015 Flint, Michigan health crisis. California responded by requiring municipal water providers to perform sampling at the schools they served. Testing by the City of San Diego was performed in April – June, 2017.
According to Drinking Water Sampling Results published by the SDUSD, excessive levels of lead (above 15 ppb) were found in a number of schools including: Bird Rock Elementary; Birney Elementary; Cabrillo Elementary; Chollas-Mead Elementary; Education Center; Emerson @ Emerson/Bandini Elementary; Encanto Elementary; Fletcher Elementar; Hoover High School; Mann Middle; Montezuma CDC; Revere Center; SD Cooperative Charter #2 @ Emerson; Webster Elementary; and Wegeforth Elementary.
Finally Many Parents Are Demanding Justice and Compensation for Having Their Children Exposed To Toxic Lead
Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children. Some health problems linked to lead poisoning include these conditions:
- Lower IQ
- Hearing problems
- Kidney problems
- Stunted growth
Long term effects of lead may substantially affect your child’s health. Lead exposure is linked with reduced intelligence, learning disabilities, low graduation rates, and criminal behavior. Children are not the only ones at risk, though, adults can be affected by lead poisoning as well. If you discover that you have been exposed or if you are experiencing symptoms, seek medical attention.
Some Parents Are Worried That Applying For Cash Compensation Will Require Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
Sadly, some parents will not apply for claim evaluation because they are afraid that this service will require out-of-pocket expenses. This is not only wrong, but it’s in fact, quite the opposite.
Applying for a claim evaluation free, confidential, and there is absolutely no cost.
This is absolutely unacceptable that here, in California, our children became exposed to toxic lead at their schools. This is especially true knowing that the problem was discovered more than a year ago… If you think that your child might have been affected by toxic lead – Apply Today for a fee and prompt claim evaluation.