School Lead Testing


With 85 years of experience as a water testing lab, PDC Labs is trusted to provide school lead testing in Illinois. We have water testing labs in Chicago, Peoria, & Springfield. Click below to find the location nearest to you to schedule school lead testing.

Our Locations: Schedule School Lead Testing

Legislature passed in January of 2017 now requires school lead testing in Illinois. The law requires that daycares, schools with students up to the fifth grade, and schools built before 2000 must test their drinking water for lead. According to the law, schools and daycares should also notify the parents of the results.

Importance of Lead Testing in Schools

Lead poisoning in children can lead to behavioral and learning problems, decreased IQ and hyperactivity, and slow growth. Studies have also shown that children six years old and younger develop problems with hearing and anemia. In rare cases, the ingestion of this toxic substance has led to seizures, coma, and even death.

The most common source of lead in drinking water is the corrosion of plumbing materials, which could be made of lead-containing elements such as pipes, solders, and other fixtures.

If you need a reliable professional to perform school lead testing, then you can count on PDC Laboratories to help. Our capabilities are certified and accredited by different state agencies, and we hold a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program. For more than 35 years, we have provided quality environmental testing, including lead testing. Our state-of-the-art testing processes and equipment allow for the accurate measurement of lead levels in drinking water in schools. 

We have water testing labs in Illinois & Missouri. View our locations here.