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SipSafe Oktibbeha County Profile

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Publication Number: P4002-53
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The SipSafe program, conducted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is working to reduce lead exposure in children ages birth to 5 years by screening water in qualifying schools and childcare facilities.

2.0% of results over 10ppb*

5 sample(s) tested over 10ppb

1130 children served^

248 samples taken

12 facilities sampled^

This data was collected between 2021 and 2023.

*10ppb is the proposed EPA action level for lead in drinking water.

^Based on January 2024 report of licensed childcare facilities in Mississippi from MSDH.

For more information, contact Justin Palmer at 662.325.0520 or

Department: MSU Extension- Oktibbeha County
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