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Posts Tagged ‘Lead’

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A recent investigation by USA Today Network revealed what we at Pelican have sadly predicted for some time: Flint, Michigan is only one of thousands of communities affected by excessive lead levels in drinking water. You can check this interactive map provided by USA Today Using data from the last four years, the USA Today investigative […]

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The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has gained national attention as new details of the poor water quality coming from the Flint River continue to make headlines. The issues of water treatment and poor management have outraged citizens around the country as they rally behind the residents of Flint in their quest for safer, […]

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In a January article, the Guardian reported on a frightening trend in water safety: namely that water authorities across the nation deliberately downplay the amount of lead found in public water. According to the Guardian’s anonymous source, who the publication claims has extensive knowledge of copper and lead regulations, tactics used are so common they […]

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Corroded pipes release harmful levels of lead into public drinking water. Charges of willful negligence leveled at those in charge. The future health of growing children in doubt. It sounds like we’re talking about the water crisis affecting Flint, Michigan, but these ominous statements also apply to Sebring, Ohio. On 3 December, 2015, the Ohio […]

Lead in Your Drinking Water

Lead is a heavy metal that is hazardous to health if breathed or swallowed. Its use in gasoline, paints, and plumbing compounds has been sharply restricted or eliminated by federal laws and regulations. The greatest exposure to lead is swallowing or breathing in lead paint chips and dust. But lead in drinking water can also […]