Cities Conceal Hazardous Lead Levels In Municipal Water

The Washington Post reports that cities across the U.S. have been allowed to hide water test results that show dangerous levels of lead due to old city plumbing. Cities including New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Detroit have thrown out evidence of high levels of lead to avoid the costs associated with fixing the problem.

The Environmental Protection Agency has facilitated this deception to the public by overlooking more than 90% of the individual municipality reports of dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water. Lead exposure can cause serious brain and kidney damage. Many middle- and upper-income households now filter their drinking water, but lead is also heavily absorbed through the skin while bathing. Learn more…

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