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Posted inEnvironment, Failure at the Faucet, Health & Welfare

Worried about lead poisoning in Wisconsin? Here’s what you should know.

Test your child and yourself — especially if you are pregnant. No level of lead is considered safe. Young children are particularly vulnerable to lead and may face higher levels of exposure because they often put their hands or other objects in their mouths, including paint chips. But drinking water can make up 20% of a […]

Posted inFailure at the Faucet, Government, Health & Welfare, Water Watch Wisconsin

Lead pipes, antiquated law threaten Wisconsin’s drinking water quality

Experts, and even some regulators, say existing laws are failing to protect Wisconsin and the nation from harmful exposure to lead in drinking water that leaches from aging plumbing — a danger illustrated by the public health crisis in Flint, Michigan.