Blood Tests Offered at House Office Building After Lead Found in Water

Congressional staffers are being offered tests to check lead levels in their blood after lead was found in the water of one U.S. House of Representatives office building.

"Anomalous test results" were found in the Cannon House Office Building on June 27, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) said in a statement issued Wednesday. In response, the AOC shut down drinking water in the building, provided bottled water and offered blood tests.

Additionally, the AOC said it is accelerating plans to test water in other buildings it manages.

Ten people were evaluated for possible exposure to lead in the Longworth House Office Building in March. Cafeteria workers reported they were not feeling well, and the cafeteria was closed.

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