Lead

HEALTH EFFECTS?
  • Too much lead in the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells
  • You have the greatest risk, even with short term exposure, if you are a young child or are pregnant

 

HOW DID IT GET THERE?
  • With corrosive water, lead may dissolve from leaded solder and lead pipes in plumbing systems
  • Noticeable blue/green stains on sinks, tubs, and fixtures likely indicate copper corrosion; these same conditions will also dissolve lead