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Lead in Water

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  • Before

    Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.

  • After

    Lead in drinking water can make you sick. Here are some possible health effects of high lead levels in your drinking water:


    • Delayed growth
    • Learning disabilities
    • Short attention span


    • Kidney problems
    • High blood pressure