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Lead and its human effects

April 25, 2016 – Tests confirm Seattle's drinking water is safe

Tests by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) have confirmed that Seattle’s water continues to be safe to drink. SPU started testing after learning last week that Tacoma Public Utilities had detected high levels of lead in four water samples taken from galvanized steel service lines. More information is on their website.

Although there is no elevated level of lead in Seattle’s drinking water, we can be exposed to lead in many other parts of our environment. Some of the most common sources of lead are found in paint, contaminated soil, hobby and art supplies, dishware, and some other household products. Children are the most are risk. Learn more about lead and its human effects.

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