Dr Aly Cohen answers questions about lead.
More information and tips from Dr Cohen about lead in drinking water and everyday products…
Following the recent state of emergency declared in Flint, Michigan, where a 2014 decision to change the source of the city’s water from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the contaminated Flint River has exposed tens of thousands of residents to high lead levels, the health risks posed by lead contamination have received increasing public attention.
The concern hit even closer to home in the last several weeks, when it was revealed that the water serving nearly half of Newark’s 67 schools tested high for lead and that water testing at Morristown Medical Center identified lead levels in the water at its 100 Madison Avenue location that ranged from ‘extremely low’ to those exceeding 15 parts per billion — a level at which action is required per federal regulations.
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