Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23 – 29, 2022. Here at Pacific Coast Water Systems, we want to advocate for safe drinking water, especially when it comes to preventing lead contamination.
Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) brings together individuals, organizations, industries, and state and local governments to increase lead poisoning awareness. The main goal is to reduce childhood lead exposure. Our contribution is to make sure you know the dangers of lead in drinking water and the benefits of a home drinking water system to filter out potential contaminants.
What are the dangers of lead in drinking water?
The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets and plumbing fixtures. Certain pipes that carry this drinking water from the water source into the tap of your home could contain lead. Was your house built before 1986? Household plumbing fixtures, solder and fittings on pipes from prior to then may also contain lead.
According to medical experts, lead in drinking water can cause serious health problems when you consume too much. In children, it can have serious effects even without consuming extreme amounts. Lead exposure can cause brain and kidney damage and also interfere with how your body produces red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body.
Who is most at risk for lead poisoning?
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week wants to keep children safer. Since no safe blood level has been found for lead in young kids, ALL sources of lead exposure need to be reduced, controlled or eliminated altogether. This is something that our reverse osmosis drinking water systems can do. Even low lead exposure levels can impact human health. After all, lead is a toxic metal!
How can you protect your family from lead in drinking water and in your tap water?
We want to help! You can reduce or eliminate your exposure to lead in tap water by investing in a home water filter like reverse osmosis. Our RO systems are designed to reduce or eliminate contaminants like lead so that your water is pure and safe for consumption by anyone and at any amount.
We are proud to serve our community and those surrounding us with high quality drinking water. Check out our eco-friendly, effective and most efficient system on the market, wasting 75%-95% less water than other RO systems. Give us a call and let’s talk about how you can protect your home and the people you love by ensuring that lead in drinking water is no longer present or a threat.
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