According to the EPA, lead can cause serious health problems including damage to the brain and kidneys, and can interfere with the production of vital red blood cells. Infants, young children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to the effects of lead exposure.To minimize the potential for lead exposure from lead plumbing and service lines, Aqua advises homeowners to:
- Run the tap for 30 seconds to two minutes before using water for drinking or cooking, especially if water hasn't been used in several hours.
- Only use cold water to cook, drink or prepare baby formula.
- Use National Sanitation Foundation approved water filtration devices for effective lead reduction.