Higher lead exposure risk in American children drinking private well water

7/27/2020 from smartwatermagazine.com and The Guardian

“In the United States, if you are a child from a household that gets its drinking water from a private well, you have a 25% higher probability of having high levels of lead in your blood than those from households that depend on municipal water services, reports The Guardian.

Those are the findings of a new study examining lead exposure in children who drink water from private wells, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More than 42 million people in the U.S. drink water from unregulated private wells, about 13% of the population.
Households that depend on private wells must test for lead on their own and, if necessary, take measures to manage corrosion-control systems or replace materials containing lead.”

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