Copper

HEALTH EFFECTS?
  • Short term exposure may result in gastrointestinal distress
  • Long-term exposure may result in liver or kidney damage

 

HOW DID IT GET THERE?
  • Copper is widely used in household plumbing materials: corrosive water may dissolve the copper
  • Noticeable blue/green stains on sinks, tubs, and fixtures likely indicate copper corrosion
  • Test for copper in conjuction with lead