HEALTH IMPACTS OF LEAD & COPPER
- Slowed growth
- Hearing problems
- Lower IQ in developing children
SOURCES OF LEAD & COPPER IN WATER
- Galvanized pipes
- Goose necks and pig tails in piping
- Contaminated service lines
- Lead solder
- Acidic Water
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Everything needed to assess drinking water for lead and copper.
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*yogi sampling instrument is not required to perform this test.
Lead and copper in drinking water have been linked to many adverse health effects. In fact, lead is so toxic to children and adults that the EPA has set the maximum contaminant level goal at zero.
Recent cases like that of Flint, Michigan have frightened many homeowners about the dangers of poor water quality and although many public water systems are regularly monitored and tested, this only gives homeowners a system-wide snapshot of the health of their community’s water supply. These reports do not indicate what’s coming out of your specific faucet.
Old and new homes alike are at risk for lead entering the drinking water through corrosion of plumbing materials, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. Even legally “lead-free” plumbing may contain up to eight percent lead.Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder but new homes are also at risk: If you want to know if your home’s drinking water is free of contaminants, the only way to find out is to sample the water from your own tap.