Drinking water

August 6, 2012

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) informed Americans in May 1993 that 30 million people faced a potential problem with lead in their drinking water. Standard monitoring required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) indicated that 819 medium to large public water utilities were out of compliance with the required maximum lead “action level” of 15 parts per billion (ppb). The dangers posed by the lead levels involved in their report were not life-threatening, but they were high enough to pose a long-term risk to the mental development of young children. And, although primarily children are at risk, lead is unhealthy for everyone.

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