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Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. EPA estimates that lead in drinking water can be 20% or more of a person’s lead exposure. To protect public health, we must reduce lead exposure at the drinking water tap. Clean Water is working at the national and state level through policy, support for communities and water systems, and funding for lead service line replacement.

Health Impacts of Lead


How Lead Gets Into Drinking Water

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