Combatting Lead in Drinking Water

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How can I reduce the amount of lead in my water?

Combatting Lead in Drinking Water

The only way to determine if you have lead in your drinking water is to have your water tested professionally. Consumption of lead has been linked to developmental delays in infants and children and kidney problems and high blood pressure in adults.

Lead in water is the result of plumbing corrosion. You can reduce the amount of lead in your drinking water by running cold water through your faucet for a minute or more to flush through any lead that may have collected. Boiling water is ineffective at getting rid of lead. The simplest way to combat lead is with a drinking water filter designed for lead.

   

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