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519 screened for lead poisoning, two PPS students test positive for elevated levels

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

After two days of free lead testing at two schools, the Multnomah County Health Department said only two children had elevated blood lead levels out of 519 tested.

Multnomah County Health Department screened 519 children and adults over the past two days at Creston School and Rose City Park.

These tests come after Portland Public Schools discovered elevated levels of lead in the drinking water in several schools in May.

The two children who tested positive for elevated levels of lead will be required to see their doctor for a venous blood test.

Multnomah County Health Department said they will be analyzing data to determine where more testing may be needed.

Parents who have any questions may visit multco.us/health/lead-poisoning-prevention.

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