ABSTRACT

Controlling Lead in Public Drinking Water Supplies [September 4, 2019]   [open pdf - 400KB]

From the Document: "Communities nationwide are facing a range of issues associated with aging water infrastructure, including detection of elevated lead levels in drinking water. In affected communities, drinking water is a source of lead exposure. Other sources of lead exposure include lead-based paint and contaminated soil and dust from deteriorated lead-based paint. Nationally, the phaseouts of leaded gasoline and lead-based paint, along with other regulatory controls, have reduced lead exposures. Since the late 1970s, overall blood lead levels in children (ages one to five) have declined an estimated 94%. However, because of lead's toxicity, even at low levels, reducing lead exposures from drinking water and other sources remains a public health priority."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11302
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Date:
2019-09-04
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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