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12 Million Still Drinking Water From Lead Pipes

There is no safe level of lead, which causes irreversible harm to people’s health, especially children, but a new national survey by Natural Resources Defense Council found between 9.7 million and 12.8 million lead pipes connected to residences in 50 states, affecting up to 12 million people…

NRDC’s new national survey of lead service lines – the lead pipes that carry water from water mains under the street to homes — found between 9.7 million and 12.8 million lead pipes are connected to residences. All 50 states have lead pipes carrying drinking water to as many as 12 million people, and potentially more, who may not suspect their tap water is contaminated with lead. There is no safe level of lead, which causes irreversible harm to people’s health, particularly for children. Read more…

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