Lead in drinking water

Payne, Mark
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/29/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p253
Academic Journal
The article reports on the presence of lead in drinking water. In determining lead exposure and risk, the presence of lead in drinking water should be considered together with other sources such as food, soil, and paint. Lead exposure is usually associated with neurologic deficits especially in children. In managing risk of lead exposure, public health agencies educate the people who lives in homes built before 1990 to check their plumbing materials and test their water for the possibility of lead contamination.


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