I know there are some google queens on here - I thought I was one but for the love of pete I am struggling with this one. Okay, we got our town's water report yesterday, and the lead amount is kind of scaring me - it says that out of 0-6, ours is at 5 - now I apologize for not having the terms they used for it all, but DH moved the letter and I can't find it now, grrr. Anyway, the lead in the water is supposedly from deteriorating house pipes around town (doesn't make sense to me but whatever). So, can anyone help with this - how much lead is considered unsafe, should I be worrying, should I get a filter & what kind, and most important - what happens when kids get too much lead - mine are weird and I want to know if it's related! (But if it makes a difference, they've always had tap water and their lead tests were always fine - but the town also switched water sources a few years ago.)
Asked by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Kids' Health
http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/index.cfm for acceptable lead levels
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/water_pitcher_filters.php So your best option is to buy bottled water or look for a water filtering station that you can fill gallon jugs.
Answer by Jademom07 at 10:56 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
You can buy whole house water filters that will filter it out. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=filter%20lead%20in%20water&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=shop:1&source=og&sa=N&tab=wf&biw=999&bih=572
the city should be working to fix this long term.
Answer by Jademom07 at 10:57 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 6:14 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by Aqua_Jen at 9:23 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by Pnukey at 3:51 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 10:56 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by mommythree0508 at 3:05 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by Sarahb21 at 10:17 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by Jerichos_Mommy at 1:18 AM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Apr. 28, 2011