Lead is a toxic heavy metal previously used in various industrial materials, including gasoline, paint, and, you guessed it... water pipes.
While the use of lead in water distribution systems is now outlawed thanks to modern research revealing its negative health impacts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are between 6-10 million lead service lines still in use in the U.S. today.
So what does it look like when dangerous levels of lead are lurking in your drinking water?
The truth is, lead-contaminated water doesn’t smell, taste, or look any different than clean water and it is almost impossible to detect without the right tools. This guide will help you learn more about water quality resources as well as practical ways to reduce your lead exposure through drinking water.