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Press Release 05-131

Your Tap Water: Will That Be Leaded or Unleaded?

Lead may pose greater leaching risk than standard tests show

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A recent study suggests that testing protocols may not accurately measure lead leaching

A recent study suggests that fixtures could leach lead into drinking water, even if the devices received passing grades from standard testing protocols.

Credit: Josh Chamot, National Science Foundation

 

These hose bibs were used in the Virginia Tech study.

These hose bibs were used in the Virginia Tech study.

Credit: Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech


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These ball valves are examples of devices covered by the Section 8 standard.

These ball valves are examples of devices covered by the American National Standards Institute/National Sanitation Foundation 61 Section 8 standard.

Credit: Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech


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