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Elevated lead levels in the District of Columbia's tap water in 2003 prompted questions about how well consumers are protected nationwide. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, and local water systems share responsibility for providing safe drinking water.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of pesticides in schools, focusing on: (1) what federal requirements govern the use of pesticides in schools; (2) what information exists on the use of pesticides in schools; (3) what data exist on the incidences of short- and long-term...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how public school districts are handling problems associated with asbestos in their school buildings, focusing on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and states' efforts to assist school districts in asbestos abatement.