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Older plumbing features and using lead solder in pipes can lead to higher levels of lead in our tap water.
There are significant health risks by consuming too much lead. It can damage organs, deteriorate bones, and have negative effects on fetuses. It can also lower children’s IQs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 10-20 percent of a person’s lead exposure may come from drinking tap water.
The Portland Water Bureau (PWB) recommends the following steps to reduce your exposure to lead:
To get more information about having your water tested for lead or reducing your exposure, contact LeadLine at (503) 988-4000 or visit their website.