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5 things to know about lead in water

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Lead exposures

Lead in drinking water
Those most at risk for lead poisoning are children who were exposed to lead while age six years old and younger and women exposed during pregnancy. People who have been exposed and affected by lead may not look or act sick. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you or your child should be tested for lead. Learn more about lead in drinking water.

Seattle water tests safe
April 25, 2016: Tests by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) have confirmed that Seattle's water continues to be safe to drink. More information is on their website.

Other lead sources
Drinking water is not a common source of lead exposure. 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. Learn more about lead and its human effects.

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