Supply: NRDC | by Brian Maranan Pineda
There is no such thing as a protected stage of lead. And but, as much as 22 million People and probably extra drink faucet water served by lead pipes.
Lead harms the growing mind, making it particularly harmful for kids and pregnant individuals. It might additionally trigger deadly coronary heart illness in adults.
The U.S. Environmental Safety Company (EPA) not too long ago proposed laws to assist get lead out of consuming water.
We’d like the EPA to finalize sturdy laws that guarantee replacements of all lead pipes in not more than 10 years, together with in deprived communities and areas most impacted by this well being disaster. We additionally should require water utilities to cowl the prices, so we’re not placing that monetary burden on low-income owners, and to guard renters whose landlords are unlikely to pay the price of lead pipe substitute.