Lead In Your Water Supply

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Is there lead in drinking water?

Lead In Your Water Supply

You already know about the dangers of lead in household paint. But perhaps you have not considered how lead can affect your home's water supply. Older homes may use lead pipe for water delivery. Even newer homes (up to 1986) may have lead solder, which is used to seal the water lines. Today, lead can legally leach up to 11 parts per million from faucets and still not exceed the federal standard.

   

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