Health Concerns

U.S. Cities Use Lead Pipes for Drinking Water

February 17, 2016

Flint, Michigan isn’t the only city whose residents have been drinking water from lead piping for years. Researchers found high levels of lead in Chicago homes, yet city officials failed to warn residents of the brain-damaging medal leaking from their pipes. Nearly 80 percent of the properties in Chicago are hooked up to service lines made of lead, says Chicago Tribune. A city of 2.7 million people has more lead service lines than any other U.S. municipality.

A study showed that the city’s testing protocols are likely to miss high concentrations of lead in drinking water. For over a century, many U.S. Cities have been working on installing hazardous lead piping to deliver water to people.

“Instead of cautioning Chicagoans they could be exposed to a potent neurotoxin in their drinking water, top city officials have repeatedly assured elected officials and residents there is nothing to worry about.”

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