Ever been told that 'there is NO lead in your Water and your tap water is fine b/c you have City Water'?? That's FALSE.... The Lead in your Water Making you sick is coming from INSIDE OF YOUR HOME..........
Lead in Plumbing Today
- Nearly all homes built prior to the 1980s still have lead solder connecting copper pipes.
- Some major U.S. cities still have 100 percent lead piping bringing water from the utilities to homes and businesses. The dissolved oxygen in the water combines with the metal at the surface (copper, zinc or lead) to form a metal oxide. This oxidation layer naturally develops through the decades to coat lead piping. When water conditions require it, water utilities also add lime or orthophosphates as a further barrier to prevent lead from getting into drinking water. When water chemistry is carefully controlled, it prevents dangerous levels of lead from entering the drinking water system from the pipes.