... the step, which has been under consideration for months, could prove controversial. One concern: Lowering the threshold could drain sparse resources from the public health response to children who need the most help - those with far higher lead levels.
I think we'll find this becoming a bigger political football than it might appear. Water systems will have to rejig their facilities - likely at great cost. Look for Congress to butt in, arguing that 'saving money' is more right than 'saving lives.'